APEC Ministers Issue Joint Statement

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17 November 2020 Issued by the APEC Ministerial Meeting

Ministers from the APEC’s 21 member economies issued a joint statement following the virtual APEC Ministerial Meeting chaired by Malaysia’s Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.  

The joint ministerial meeting reflects a united front by APEC member economies and a concerted effort to push forward a regional economic recovery in the region and rebuild better. Ministers assessed the forum’s achievements in 2020, provided guidance on future work and further advanced economic integration in the region. These include focus in the following areas:  

  • Trade and investment
  • Digital Economy and Technology
  • Structural Reform
  • Economic and Technical Cooperation
  • Thematic and institutional matters

The conclusion of the APEC Ministerial Meeting sets the stage for the first-ever virtual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on Friday, 20 November 2020.

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