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.
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
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
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.