His Majesty joins 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ meeting today

Hakim Hayat

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders will hold the 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) in virtual meetings, via a series of video conferences today.

Post-COVID-19 recovery efforts and a shared international vision will be among the main areas of focus.

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam will join the meeting today, a release from the Prime Minister’s Office stated.

The 27th AELM themed ‘Optimising Human Potential towards a Resilient Future of Shared Prosperity: Pivot, Prioritise, Progress’, will be chaired by Prime Minister of Malaysia Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd Yassin as the Chair of APEC for 2020.

The meeting will feature a presentation of the Global Economic Outlook from the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and is expected to discuss a number of topics including post-COVID-19 responses; as well as key elements in which economies are encouraged to explore new areas of cooperation to better respond to new challenges and issues in the future.

APEC comprises 21 member economies in the Asia-Pacific region, namely Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; the People’s Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; the Republic of the Philippines; the Russian Federation; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; the United States; and Vietnam.