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State Minister Hosoda Attends APEC Ministerial Meeting (Session 2)

November 9, 2021

On November 9 (Tue.), the APEC Ministerial Meeting (Session 2) was held via video conference, and Mr. Hosoda Kenichi, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) attended as the representative of METI. The participants held discussions on the theme of an "economic and technical cooperation as a tool to accelerate our economic recovery." Following this, APEC Ministers adopted a joint ministerial statement.

1. APEC Ministerial Meeting (Session 2)

Under the chairmanship H.E. Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand (this year's APEC chair country), the APEC Ministerial Meeting (Session 2) was held via video conference, continuing from the first session held on November 8 (Mon.). State Minister Hosoda attended as a representative of METI. (Mr. Odawara Kiyoshi, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, attended as a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.)

At the meeting, participants discussed the importance of strengthening efforts to address climate change and promoting innovation and digitalization toward a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery in the Asia-Pacific region with an "economic and technical cooperation as a tool to accelerate our economic recovery " as the theme.
Following this, APEC Ministers adopted a joint ministerial statement as an outcome of the discussions on November 8 (Mon.) and 9 (Tue.).

The main remarks made by State Minister Hosoda concerned the following:

2. Joint Ministerial Statement

The highlights of the Joint Ministerial Statement adopted at this meeting are as follows:

COVID-19

Economic and Trade Policies that Strengthen Recovery

Increasing Inclusion and Sustainability for Recovery

Pursuing Innovation and a Digitally-Enabled Recovery

Attachments:

* Annex 1. Summary Report of the APEC Services Competitiveness Roadmap Mid-Term Review
* Annex 2. Reference List of Environmental and Environmentally Related Services

Division in Charge

APEC Office, Trade Policy Bureau

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