Japanese PM Abe arrives in Manila for APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting

MANILA, Nov. 18 (PNA) – Japanese Prime Minister (PM) Shinzo Abe arrived in Manila Wednesday morning for the high-level Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting.

The PM’s plane landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 past 11 a.m.

Japan joined APEC in Nov 6, 1989.

The Philippines is hosting APEC this year, which is composed of 21 member economies.

It aims to promote inclusive growth in domestic/national, regional and macro levels in the Asia-Pacific region.

Aside from Japan, the other 20 member economies are: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong-China, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Peru, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, United States, Vietnam. (PNA)