APEC senior officials convene second meeting in Hanoi

14:37 | 09/05/2017 Events

The second Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 2) and related meetings opened in Hanoi on May 9, beginning the second major session during the APEC Year 2017.

The meeting of the APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy this morning - Photo: VOV

It included a meeting of the Mining Task Force chaired by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, a meeting of the Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance, a food safety cooperation forum, a seminar on export certification, and meetings of the Group of Friends on Disability Issues and the APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy.

The SOM 2 and related meetings will be on till May 21, focusing discussions on trade and investment liberalisation, business facilitation, human resources development, education, network economy, women and the economy, food safety, science-technology and innovation, mining, automobile industry and urbanisation, among others.

They will also look into how to promote key cooperation agenda and priorities adopted at the SOM 1 and outline documents to submit to senior officials in November 2017 and ministerial meetings this year.