The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Week kicks off in San Francisco

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Week kicks off in San Francisco

Senior US officials, ministers, and thousands of delegates, business leaders, and journalists from across the Asia-Pacific region will travel to San Francisco, California, from November 11-17 to participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Leaders Week (AELW). During AELW, President Joseph R. Biden will welcome Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economic leaders to highlight the strength and resilience of the U.S. economy, our long-standing economic ties with the Asia-Pacific region, and increased job-creating investments from APEC economies. Pacific (APEC) to the United States recently. years, and the role of the American economy in driving growth and innovation in the Asia-Pacific region and the world.
AELW in San Francisco concludes a productive series of meetings held in Honolulu, Hawaii (December 2022); Palm Springs, California (February); Detroit, Michigan (May); and Seattle, Washington (August). Delegates from each of the 21 member economies will participate in high-level meetings and side events with key stakeholders covering a wide range of topics, including: supply chain resilience; Science, research and innovation; critical and emerging technology; clean energy; High level infrastructure; Economic empowerment of women; And comprehensiveness.
Key ministerial and leadership meetings will be held throughout the duration of the AELW. US Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen will chair the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers’ Meeting November 12-13. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai will chair the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting from November 14-15. President Joe Biden will chair the Asia-Pacific Economic Leaders Meeting (APEC) from November 16 to 17, and US Vice President Kamala Harris will chair the APEC Dialogue.
The United States will also be represented by:
  • Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, who will support cabinet-level discussions on the economic framework for prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, who will lead discussions on climate issues with APEC member economies.
  • Undersecretary for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment Jose W. Fernandez, who will deliver the U.S. intervention at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial and provide opening remarks at the APEC Ministerial Luncheon on Anti-Corruption. He will also meet with industry leaders to discuss the clean energy transition, the Mineral Security Partnership, and emerging technology.
  • Assistant Secretaries of the Bureaus of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Western Hemisphere Affairs, Economic and Trade Affairs, and Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, each will support meetings and lead discussions on APEC issues affecting their regions and areas of expertise.
  • Senior US APEC Official Ambassador Matt Murray, who will attend the closing Senior Officials Meeting and interact with his counterparts and local stakeholders from across sectors to strengthen cooperation and achieve the US Host Year goals of creating a more interconnected, innovative and inclusive society. APEC region.
  • Special Representative for City-State Diplomacy Nina Hachigian, who will join discussions on how U.S. engagement with the Asia-Pacific region can better integrate the voices of state and local governments.
  • Special Advisor on International Disability Rights, Sarah Minkara, who will work with APEC partners on numerous side events across various sectors including academic institutions, small businesses, Silicon Valley companies and non-profit organizations to encourage greater integration of disability inclusion and accessibility into their internal and external organizations . External operations.
  • Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Kelly Faye Rodriguez, who will join Secretary Blinken, Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su, and Ambassador Tai for discussions that will commit the U.S. government to supporting independent unions and workers’ rights in our diplomatic and economic engagement around the world. world.
These meetings will lay the foundation for continued APEC cooperation beyond our host year, and will play a critical role in cementing this year’s APEC theme of “Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All” for years. coming.
The United States will also pass on APEC host year responsibilities to Peru as the host country for APEC in 2024. We eagerly anticipate working side by side with Peru to advance our shared commitment to strengthening international partnerships And enhance the economic prosperity of the APEC region.
The United States is committed to hosting a productive and meaningful AELW meeting, and looks forward to welcoming the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies to San Francisco to continue this important work.

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