LIMA – The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, and the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, will make official visits to Peru on the occasion of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting this month, the second Vice President of Peru, Mercedes Araoz, said on Sunday.
Araoz said that Abe will start his state visit to Peru on Nov. 18, while Xi will complete his state visit on Nov. 21, the day after the APEC meeting is culminated.
She noted that there will also be informal meetings with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde; and with other leaders from the 21 APEC economies which will come to Lima, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taipei, Thailand, United States and Vietnam.
The week of the APEC Leaders meeting will kick off on Nov. 14 with the fourth ABAC meeting (APEC Business Advisory Council), until Nov. 17.
After this the business meeting APEC CEO Summit, where about 1,500 entrepreneurs and executives are expected to participate, will focus on quality growth and human development, as well as the successes that free trade has brought to the world economy.
The organizers of this event hope that US President Barack Obama and the Chinese president Xi Jinping, as well as figures such as the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will attend this meeting.
On Nov. 19 and 20, the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting will take place, which includes meetings between senior officials, prime ministers and governors of the member countries.