APEC 16th informal leadership meeting closed
The two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) informal leadership meeting of the 16th 23 in the afternoon, closing in Lima, Peru. The conference issued the "Declaration of Lima" and a statement on the global economy, focusing on members of the world economic and financial situation, the Doha Round negotiations, food security, energy security, regional economic integration, corporate social responsibility, climate change, disaster prevention and reduction And so on the consensus reached. Peruvian President Garcia at the meeting at the end of his speech said that the leaders of APEC members attending the meeting agreed that protectionism should be opposed, and to reform the international financial institutions. He said, APEC members will act together to deal with the global financial crisis. The meeting issued to the theme of this meeting "in the Asia-Pacific development of the new commitments" of the "Declaration of Lima." The declaration said that the current global financial crisis that we faced the most serious economic challenges, specifically on this meeting issued a statement that the members of APEC to deal with the worsening global economic situation and support the Doha Round negotiations as soon as possible to strike a balance between ambition and with the results of the Determination. "Lima Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders in the global economy on the statement," said the members will continue to take appropriate steps, in close cooperation to take further comprehensive, coordinated action to deal with the current crisis. Statement of G-20 summit in Washington issued a declaration strongly welcome and support. The members of the leaders of the commitment in a statement in the next 12 months will be to avoid investment, trade in goods and services and introducing new barriers to exports of non-implementation of the new restrictions in various fields including the non-implementation of measures to stimulate exports, including In violation of the rules of the World Trade Organization initiative. They said that next month will focus on the existing progress of the negotiations on the basis of the model agreement. With regard to regional economic integration, the Declaration stressed that the members of the unilateral reform measures should be bilateral, regional and multilateral liberalization combined with the Asia-Pacific region to achieve free and open trade and investment goals. In food security, the declaration pointed out, APEC should help to promote the development of the agricultural sector, technical cooperation and capacity-building, including increased food production and improve agricultural education, strengthen the management of natural resources, in order to promote the development of non-food raw materials for next-generation biofuels And so on. The statement said that corporate social responsibility to strengthen trade and investment for economic growth, competitiveness and sustainable development of the positive effect of corporate social responsibility should be included in the company's business strategy. The statement also proposed to China in 2010 to host the 5th session of the APEC Human Resources Development Ministerial Meeting welcomed to China and the Asia-Pacific forest rehabilitation and sustainable management of the network to provide more financial support to express our appreciation. 17th APEC informal leadership meeting will be held in Singapore in 2009. The informal leadership meeting presided over by Peruvian President Garcia, from 21 APEC member leaders or representatives attended the meeting.