APEC pushes for Bogor goals

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) and the APEC Committee on budget management convened two meetings on February 26 in Nha Trang city.

he meetings were part of the first Senior Officials’ Meeting of APEC (SOM1) and related meetings.

At the events, delegates discussed working plans in 2017; trade and investment liberalization and budget management.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Chairman of APEC Senior Officials’ Meetings in 2017, Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son stressed that APEC was in the important period to accomplish the Bogor goals on trade and investment liberalization by 2020. The Committee on Trade and Investment played a role in APEC 2017, which is a core step for the process.

Mr. Son suggested mix priority orientations to APEC activities in 2017.

On behalf of the APEC Secretariat, Executive Director Allan Bollard informed operational orientation of the Secretariat in the coming time amidst protection trend and concerns over globalization.

The same day, the APEC Economic Committee held a dialogue on Government procurement and experience sharing on anti-corruption, IT application, promotion of e-Government procurement./.

Source: ONLINE NEWSPAPER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM

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