APEC committed to supporting regional prosperity

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Added On November 12, 2017

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting of 2017 wrapped up in Da Nang on Saturday, pledging to create new dynamism and foster a shared future for the Asia Pacific region.
 
At a press conference after the meeting, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang said that the economic leaders had reached agreements on a range of key issues.
 
According to the Da Nang Declaration from the meeting, the regional and global landscapes have experienced complex and fundamental shifts, coupled with the emergence of far-reaching challenges and opportunities.
 
"We, therefore, recommit to our common purpose -- to foster a shared future of a peaceful, stable, dynamic, inter-connected and prosperous Asia-Pacific community. We reaffirm our support for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as a framework for inclusive growth. We reaffirm our long-standing commitment to APEC's mission of supporting sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region."--Da Nang Declaration 
                                                  
APEC economic leaders also pledged to work together to promote structural reform and innovation, to improve human resources development in the digital age, to advance toward the eventual realization of Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific.
 
Established in 1989, the 21-member APEC is Pacific Rim's premier economic forum aimed at supporting sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific.
 
The APEC Economic Leaders' Week for 2018 will be held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.