Participation by PM Lee Hsien Loong in the 2016 APEC CEO Summit and 24th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, Lima, Peru

Prime Minister's Office | 16 November 2016

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will attend the 2016 APEC CEO Summit on 18 November 2016 and the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) from 19 to 20 November 2016 in Lima, Peru. 

The APEC CEO Summit is organised by the APEC Business Advisory Council within the framework of APEC for Asia-Pacific business leaders to discuss important economic and business issues. PM will participate in a panel discussion on the topic of “The DNA of Global Growth”. 

At the AELM, APEC Leaders will discuss the challenges to free trade and investment in the current global context, connectivity in the region as well as food security and environmental concerns. While in Lima, Prime Minister Lee will have bilateral meetings with other APEC Leaders. Prime Minister Lee will be accompanied by Mrs Lee Hsien Loong and senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Trade and Industry. 

In the lead up to the AELM, Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang and Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman will participate in the 28th APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) from 17 to 18 November 2016 in Lima, Peru. 

During the absence of Prime Minister Lee, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean will be the Acting Prime Minister.