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Hanoi (VNA) – All facility preparations, including hotels as well as conference and media centres, for the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week are basically completed, the
Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said in a regular press
conference in Hanoi on October 12.

To ensure that
events of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week take place smoothly, formally and
efficiently, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, Chairman of the APEC 2017
National Committee, had examined the rehearsal of events within the week and
directed organisation plans as well as backup schemes for reception, press, logistics,
security, medical care and food safety, Hang said.

Economic Leaders’ Week – the last and most important activity in the APEC Year
2017 – is scheduled to take place in central Da Nang city from November 6-11.

Established in
1989, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum comprises 21
economies, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong
(China), Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New
Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese
Taipei, Thailand, the US, and Vietnam.-VNA