HCMC destined for SOM 3 & related meetings

The third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting and related meetings (SOM 3), slated for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, will continue accelerating the implementation of cooperation contents of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

SOM 3 will also work on priorities approved at SOM 1 and SOM 2 while setting forth the content and program of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week scheduled in the central city of Da Nang in November this year.

There will be 75 meetings of four committees, 38 working groups and sub-groups on trade liberalization and investment, business preference,  economic network, overall development, quality growth, SMEs, science, technology, innovation, technology, anti-corruption, healthcare, response to urgent cases, structural reform, and economic integration.

On this occasion, delegates will accelerate the implementation of long-term programs and plans in key areas towards realization of specific priorities in APEC 2017 and long-term goals of APEC on trade liberalization and investment. APEC committees and working groups will discuss on orientations of documents of APEC ministers in preparation for programs of the APEC Summit Week, scheduled this November in Da Nang.

APEC 2017 SOM Chair Bui Thanh Son will chair SOM 3, workshops on economics, finance, and social affairs.

Vietnamese Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien will chair the seventh APEC High Level Meeting on Health and Economy; six related meetings on health.

From August 21-25 in Can Tho City, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will host a food security week.

Earlier, the first APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting and related meetings (SOM-1) took place in the central coastal city of Nha Trang from February 18 to March 3. 

Meanwhile, SOM 2 was held in Ha Noi from May 9-18 with nearly 50 meetings and workshops.

Source VGP