Thailand ready to take up APEC chair

(VOVWORLD) - Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is preparing to take up the chairmanship of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting from New Zealand next year, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana has said.

Thailand ready to take up APEC chair - ảnh 1Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. (Photo: AP)

The focus topics for next year's meeting include regional connection, trade stimulation, and the bio-circular and green (BCG) economic model, according to the spokesman.

At the virtual 28th APEC Leaders’ Meeting this Friday, the Thai Prime Minister will deliver a speech and receive the chairmanship. Prior, he will participate in a Dialogue between APEC leaders and the  APEC Business Advisory Council.

Thailand has announced that it will organize in-person activities in the next APEC year after multiple virtual meetings over the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Chan-ocha expressed his belief in Thailand’s success in hosting APEC 2022 with strong results.
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