The president participated in the APEC Leaders’ meeting with members of the Business Advisory Council (ABAC), where he addressed issues of regional economic integration, free trade and sustainable economy.
- He also met with FedEx Express President David Cunningham to exchange views on electronic commerce.
- To conclude the first day of work, he participated in a dialogue between the APEC Leaders and those of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
President Enrique Peña Nieto participated in the first day of activities of the XXV Meeting of Leaders of the Forum of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), being held in this city on the theme of: “Creating a new dynamism, promoting a shared future”.
The president met with his counterparts, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe; Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, and Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong. He also conversed with Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull, and President of China Xi Jinping. During the meetings, the heads of state discussed bilateral cooperation, trade and investment, as well as certain regional issues.
The importance of continuing to promote initiatives regarding regional economic integration, free trade, connectivity, MSMEs and entrepreneurship, circular economy or sustainable, and finance was discussed.
President Peña Nieto also held a working meeting with David Cunningham, President and CEO of FedEx Express, in which they exchanged views on the potential of e-commerce in Mexico and the United States.
At the end of the first day, the president participated in an APEC Leaders’ meeting with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In the dialogue, the president highlighted the work undertaken by this bloc with the Pacific Alliance on economic cooperation, education, innovation, science and technology, and sustainable development.
APEC is the most important forum for dialogue in the Asia-Pacific region. It brings together 21 economies which together, represent 39% of the world population, 60% of global GDP and half of world trade.