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APEC SOM 2 and related meetings enter second working day

Released at: 15:28, 10/05/2017 APEC Viet Nam 2017

APEC SOM 2 and related meetings enter second working day

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SOM 2 and related meetings comprise 49 meetings, workshops and dialogues.

by Long Van

The second APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 2) and related meetings continued on May 10 in Hanoi with an array of meetings and workshops, the Vietnam News Agency reports.

These included bilateral meetings held within the framework of the 26th Automotive Dialogue (AD26) and a Symposium on Promoting the Employment of Persons with Disabilities, organized by the Human Resources Development Working Group (HRDWG) in collaboration with APEC Group of Friends on Disability Issues (GOFD).

Meanwhile, the Mining Task Force (MTF) continued its two-day meeting that started on May 9, alongside a Public-Private Dialogue.

The Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC), the Food Safety Cooperation Forum (FSCF), and the Partnership Training Institute Network (PTIN) also entered the second day of the Export Certificate Workshop.

The Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) Meeting also entered its second day.

SOM 2 and related meetings comprise 49 meetings, workshops and dialogues of committees and working groups of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, covering a range of spheres such as trade and investment liberalization, business facilitation, human resources development, education, the network economy, food safety, science, technology and creativity, mining, the automobile industry, and urbanization.

At these events, APEC delegates are expected to speed up the deployment of long-term cooperative programs and plans in key areas and reach consensus on documents to be submitted to ministers for approval, laying the foundation for preparing the content and documents for the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting and APEC Ministerial Meeting to be held in the central city of Da Nang in November.

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