2014 APEC Third Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM3) Held in Beijing
On 20-21 August, 2014 APEC Third Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM3) was held in Beijing. As the last plenary gathering of Senior Officials before this year's Leaders' Week, its main objective is to make comprehensive preparation for the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) in November. During the two-day meeting, Senior Officials from 21 APEC member economies held in-depth discussions centered around the theme "Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership" and the three priority areas, including regional economic integration, innovative development, economic reform and growth, and comprehensive connectivity and infrastructure development. The discussions allowed APEC members to build more consensus and implement cooperation initiatives, making sound preparations for the outcomes of the Leaders' Meeting.
APEC 2014 Second Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM2) Held in Qingdao
APEC 2014 First Senior Officials' Meeting opens in Ningbo
On 27 February, APEC opened its 2014 First Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM1) in Ningbo. Over 300 delegates representing 21 APEC member economies, APEC Secretariat, APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), and Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) participated in the meeting. The APEC 2014 SOM Chair, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong chaired the meeting and made the opening remarks. Chinese Assistant Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen also attended the meeting.