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METI Minister Seko Attends APEC Ministerial Meeting

November 26, 2018

On November 15, 2018, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, visited Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and attended the 30th APEC Ministerial Meeting with Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Under the chairmanship of H.E. Mr. Rimbink Pato, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Papua New Guinea, member countries held vigorous discussions focusing on the themes of “Improving Connectivity, Deepening Regional Economic Integration” and “Promoting Sustainable and Inclusive Growth through Structural Reforms.” Minister Seko made the following proposals and statements:

Furthermore, the APEC Ministerial Chair’s Statement released on November 23, 2018 includes the following points which reflect many of Japan’s positions above:



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