Peru to host 2016 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting


PeruPeru will chair the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in 2016 following the success of 23th APEC Economic Leaders’ meeting hosted by the Philippines.

Leaders of the 21 APEC member-economies ended their meeting in Manila on Thursday by issuing the 23nd APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting Declaration— Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World: A Vision for an Asia-Pacific Community.

The Manila Declaration outlines new commitments for APEC members to take forward over the coming year to build inclusive economies; foster micro, small and medium enterprises’ participation in regional and global markets; build sustainable and resilient communities; invest in human capital development; and enhance the regional economic integration agenda.

“While achieving ongoing economic transformation will not be easy, APEC Leaders are confident that APEC members will continue to drive regional and global economic prosperity through quality economic growth, as supported by these collective commitments.”