On September 08, the 20th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting kicked off in Vladivostok, Russia. Leaders from 21 economies declared four priorities on the agenda:
- Trade and investment liberalization, regional economic integration;
- strengthening food security;
- establishing reliable supply chains;
- intensive cooperation to foster innovative growth.
The Asia –Pacific region has been the drive of growth for global economy. Undoubtedly, the leading role of growth implies shared responsibility for economic recovery. Deeping regional cooperation and integration was the center-piece of the meeting. President Putin, in his opening remarks, stressed the importance to follow fundamental principles of open markets and free trade and called for an “action-orientated, focused, courageous and visionary” cooperation for economic growth and global recovery.
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