Chinese President Xi Jinping’s attendance to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting from November 17 to 19 in Manila was confirmed by China Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang today. “At the invitation of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III of the Republic of the Philippines, President Xi Jinping will attend the 23rd APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Manila, the Philippines from November 17 to 19,” the Chinese spokesperson said.
APEC Leaders’ Meeting will be attended by leaders of 21 member economies.
APEC member economies are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong-China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam.
The 2015 APEC Leader’s Meeting and other high-level meetings will be held in Metro Manila because it is the only place in country that can accommodate 10,000 people, said Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Laura del Rosario.
Since November last year, the Phlippines has hosted eight ministers’ meetings and 120 working group meetings that were held in various locations around the country including in Cebu, Boracay, Iloilo and Bohol.
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