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President Kuczynski to join China, Russia and U.S. leaders at APEC Summit

Presidente Kuczynski inició viaje para participar de la Cumbre del Foro de Cooperación Económica Asia - Pacífico APEC 2017 en Vietnam. Foto: ANDINA/ Prensa Presidencia

13:29 | Lima, Nov. 6.

The 25th Economic Leaders' Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum will explore mechanisms to foster free trade around the globe, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said as he left for Viet Nam, where the forum is convening this year.

The leader noted this is an opportunity to interact with the world's strongest trade group consisting of the United States, China, Russia, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, among others.

"The thing is how to move forward in a protectionist and unstable environment," Mr. Kuczynski expressed.

Peru's top official will meet Chinese counterpart Xi Jimping to deepen bilateral relations within the framework of this Summit.

Likewise, he will hold talks with Viet Nam's President Tran Dai Quang and Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

"We will have bilateral meetings with all Heads of State. We are going to hold a very special meeting with the Prime Minister of Australia in order to sign a Free Trade Agreement that has been discussed and negotiated in recent months. It is ready," he expressed.

The 25th Summit of Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) and the APEC-Business Leaders' Summit (APEC-CEO Summit) will be held in the city of Da Nang this week.

On this occasion, the Summit's motto will be: "Creating new dynamism, fostering a shared future."

The leaders of the 21 APEC economies —as well as 10,000 delegates and more than 2,000 executives— will be present at the event.

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Published: 11/6/2017
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