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SCED arrives at Papua New Guinea to attend APEC ministerial meeting

     The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, arrived at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea today (May 24) to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) Meeting tomorrow.

     Soon after his arrival in Port Moresby, Mr Yau held bilateral meetings with the Vice Minister of Commerce, Mr Wang Shouwen, and the ASEAN Secretariat Secretary-General, Dato' Lim Jock Hoi. They exchanged views on regional trade issues against the background of the current volatility of global trade.

     To promote sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth in the region, APEC this year has adopted the theme "Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future", with discussions focusing on how APEC embraces new challenges in the digital age under three priorities, namely improving connectivity and deepening regional economic integration; promoting sustainable and inclusive growth; and strengthening inclusive growth through structural reform. Mr Yau will participate in all the panel discussions.

Ends/Thursday, May 24, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:15