Chinese President attends APEC human resources meeting

09:58, September 16, 2010      

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Chinese President Hu Jintao addresses the opening ceremony of the fifth APEC Human Resources Development Ministerial Meeting in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 16, 2010. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

Chinese President Hu Jintao attended the opening ceremony of the fifth APEC Human Resources Development Ministerial Meeting held in Beijing Thursday morning.

Hu will deliver a speech at the meeting.

Human resources officials from 21 members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum are present at the meeting.

This meeting is designed to provide a platform for all participating members to explore ways to address the challenges of the international financial crisis and to realize inclusive growth.

Beijing's host of the meeting reflects China's commitment to contributing to capacity building of developing members of APEC.

President Hu made the proposal on hosting the 2010 APEC Human Resources Development Ministerial Meeting in Beijing as he attended the APEC economic leaders summit in Lima, Peru in 2008. He reaffirmed the host at the following APEC economic leaders summit in Singapore in 2009 and invited all APEC members to participate.

Beijing has been playing an active and important role in multilateral cooperation on human resources development within the APEC framework over the past two decades. It hosted the APEC High Level Meeting on Human Capacity Building in 2001, on which the members formulated the Beijing Initiative on APEC Human Capacity Building.

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