By Jack Lapauve Jr – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Papua New Guineans have been urged to appreciate and embrace the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, which will be hosted for the first time in the country.
The APEC mission is to promote trade and investment, build sustainability, secure economic growth, improve living standards and support economic and technical cooperation within the 21-member economics.
Already, several high-level meetings have been held in Port Moresby which saw senior officials from other member economies visiting the country. The outcome so far has been impressive with positive feed-backs from the other economies for a successful APEC year in Papua New Guinea.
APEC is a premier economic forum in the Asia-Pacific region and its primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region.
The member economies are united to build a dynamic and harmonious Asia-Pacific community by championing free and open trade and investment, promoting and accelerating regional economic integration, encouraging economic and technical cooperation, enhancing human. The APEC initiative is to turn policy goals into concrete results and agreements into tangible benefits.