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SOM 3 to continue with APEC cooperation issues
Jul 24 2017

The APEC-2017 third Senior Officials’ Meeting and related meetings (SOM3), scheduled for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, will accelerate the implementation of the cooperation contents of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), said the Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

At press conference in Hanoi on August 20, the spokesperson said SOM 3 will also work on the priorities approved at SOM 1 and SOM 2, while setting forth the content and programme of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week scheduled in the central city of Da Nang in November this year.

There will be 75 meetings between four committees and 38 working groups and sub-groups, during the 13-day event, she said.

The first Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting and related meetings (SOM-1) took place in the central coastal city of Nha Trang from February 18-March 3.

The event attracted over 1,900 delegates from 21 member economies, representatives from the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, the APEC Business Advisory Council, regional and global organisations and businesses.

It was the first plenary meeting of APEC in 2017 comprising of nearly 60 sessions, seminars and dialogues of 38 APEC committees and working groups.

Meanwhile, SOM 2 was held in Hanoi from May 9-18 with almost 50 meetings and workshops.

The event drew approximately 2,300 delegates from 21 member economies, the business community and scholars, as well as representatives from international organisations, ministries and sectors of host Vietnam.