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Prime Minister Abe Receives ABAC 2019 Report to APEC Economic Leaders

November 8, 2019

On November 7, 2019, the Japanese members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) visited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and directly handed him the ABAC 2019 Report to APEC Economic Leaders.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will further advance efforts regarding the issues pointed out in the report.

ABAC is APEC’s official advisory council, established in 1996. Representing the business sectors of the Asia-Pacific region, it annually releases the ABAC Report to APEC Economic Leaders and holds dialogues between leaders and ABAC members. ABAC consists of representatives of the business communities of 21 APEC countries and regions. From Japan, three members and one alternate member are appointed by the Prime Minister.

The Japanese members of ABAC visited Prime Minister Abe and directly handed him the compiled 2019 report.

[Key points of this year's report (refer to the Appendix of the news release from ABAC Japan)]

METI will steadily work for resolving significant issues pointed out in the report through such occasions as the APEC meetings.

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