US President Donald Trump announces attendance at APEC Summit


US President Donald Trump announces attendance at APEC Summit

This is the first time that Mr. Trump has attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit Summit, since the first and only time in 2017.

US President Donald Trump announces his attendance at the online APEC Summit (Source: VNA)

On November 19, US President Donald Trump announced he would attend the 27th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, officially taking place on November 20 in the form of online.

This is the first time that Mr. Trump has attended the conference since the first and only time in 2017.

APEC Forum connects 21 economies located on the Pacific Rim, accounting for about 60% of global GDP. The Summit is the most important activity of the 27th APEC Summit chaired by Malaysia, and will be attended by Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc and leaders of 20 member economies in the region. field.

APEC 27 high-level week takes place in the special and difficult context of the regional and world situation, posing many challenges for multilateral cooperation in general and APEC in particular. The world economy is in recession and although there are signs of recovery, it has not been able to return to pre-crisis growth.

Countries also have to deal with the “double” crisis of economy, social security, environment … due to the far-reaching effects of acute respiratory infections. COVID-19. Before the Summit APECleaders of several economies have called for the promotion of open and multilateral trade to support the global economy affected by the epidemic, and expressed hope that the US will make a greater commitment./ .

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