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PM Ardern chairs APEC Leaders’ meeting on COVID-19

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has chaired a meeting of Leaders representing the 21 APEC economies overnight. “For the first time in APEC’s history Leaders have come together for an extraordinary meeting focused exclusively on COVID-19, and how our region can navigate out of the worst health and economic crisis in living memory,” Jacinda […]readmore

APEC trade ministers’ unite on COVID-19 vaccine steps and rejuvenating

APEC trade ministers today committed to speeding up the cross-border flow of vaccines and related goods to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.This followed the completion of the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting chaired by Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor early this morning.“As we face the biggest health and economic crisis of our lifetimes, I […]readmore

New Zealand hosts APEC trade ministers’ meeting with urgent focus

The first ministerial session of New Zealand’s APEC hosting year gets underway this Saturday evening when Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor chairs the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) meeting. The meeting will focus on trade’s vital role in responding to COVID-19 and keeping the global trading system flowing smoothly. “The Asia-Pacific is confronted by […]readmore

Pōwhiri marks the start of a critical year for APEC

New Zealand kicked off its APEC host year today, with a pōwhiri taking place on Wellington’s waterfront with local iwi Te Atiawa, and a number of Government ministers welcoming representatives from the other 20 APEC economies. “APEC is a hugely important international event, and New Zealand is hosting amidst the challenge of global disruption and […]readmore