APEC Ministers concluded their meeting in Bali on Saturday by issuing a Joint Statement to reiterate member economies’ shared commitment towards a seamless regional economy and continue their course to integrate to grow and to innovate to prosper.
The Joint Statement reviews the current state of affairs in the Asia-Pacific, assesses progress made this year, and discusses the way forward for APEC to ensure the region remains resilient and fulfill member economies’ role as the engine of the global growth. Recommendations reflect APEC’s commitment to deepen the region’s efforts towards attaining the Bogor Goals, promoting connectivity, and achieving sustainable growth with equity.
A number of annexes are included in the Joint Statement:
Annex A. Advancing the Promotion of Cross-Border Education Cooperation
Annex B. Emergency Response Travel Facilitation
Annex C. Promoting Clean and Renewable Energy, and Sustainability
Annex D. Enhancing APEC Network in Combating Corruption and Ensuring Transparency
Annex E. Sustainable Healthcare System in the Asia Pacific
Annex F. APEC Best Practices to Create Jobs and Increase Competitiveness
The meeting was co-chaired by Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan.
APEC Leaders will have an opportunity to consider the messages and recommendations outlined by Ministers during the 2013 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on 7-8 October in Bali.
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