|The 9th Informal APEC Leadership Meeting will be held in Shanghai(2001/09/20)|
The 9th Informal APEC Leadership Meeting will be held in Shanghai on 20 and 21 October. During the meeting, leaders of the APEC members will gather in Shanghai for discussions on strategies relating to economic cooperation in the Asia Pacific region. They will also have an in-depth exchange of views on the macro-economic situation facing the Asia Pacific region, human capacity building, future direction of APEC and other issues. China’s President Jiang Zemin will chair the Informal Leadership Meeting. A Leaders Declaration will be issued at the end of the Meeting.
The 13th APEC Ministerial Meeting will be held in Shanghai on 17 and 18 October. The ministers of the APEC members attending the meeting will hold discussions on questions, such as APEC trade and investment liberalization, economic and technological cooperation, the new economy and regional macro-policy dialogue. They will also make preparations for the Leadership Meeting. China’s Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan and Foreign Trade Minister Shi Guangsheng will preside over the Ministerial Meeting. A Ministerial Statement will be issued at the end of the meeting. An Informal Senior Officials’ Meeting will be held prior to the Ministerial Meeting.