Malaysian Deputy PM to lead delegation to APEC meeting

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Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will be leading the Malaysian delegation to Yokohama, Japan, for the 18th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting.

Malaysian Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement here on Tuesday that Muhyiddin would be addressing issues on assessment of the achievement of Bogor Goals, APEC growth strategy, regional economic integration and Doha Development Agenda.

Muhyiddin would also be participating in the APEC Business Advisory Council dialogue on Nov. 13, 2010 with business leaders from the 21 member economies that represent the business community of APEC, said the ministry.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Richard Riot Jaem, who is also a member of the delegation, would be involved in the 22nd APEC Ministerial Meeting preceding the APEC Summit.

The ministry said the deputy minister would be deliberating on issue of human security consisting of counter-terrorism, pandemic preparedness, food security and disaster preparedness in the APEC context.

The APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting will be held on Nov. 13 and 14, preceded by the APEC Ministerial Meeting on Nov. 10 and 11 and APEC Concluding Senior Officials Meeting on Nov. 7 and 8.

Themed "Change and Action", the 18th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting outcomes will be documented in the Joint Leaders' Declaration, whereas the 22nd APEC Ministerial Meeting Outcomes will be documented in the Joint Ministerial Statement.

Source: Xinhua


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