Mr. Seiji Maehara
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
This year, Japan is once again hosting APEC, 15 years after the meetings in Osaka. In Yokohama, a new APEC vision for the future of the Asia-Pacific region will be decided through discussion on enhanced regional integration and area-wide free trade initiatives. Leaders at APEC will also discuss the creation of strategies for sustainable growth to ensure that the Asia-Pacific region continues to prosper.
Mr. Maehara highlighted the usefulness of PECC's work. He concluded by remarking that he looked forward to many excellent recommendations from PECC for the upcoming summit meetings.