APEC2003 is holding in Bangkok, Thailand.
親友 Narinya Chaiwong 嬢が バンコックで開催中のAPEC2003のすばらしい写真を送ってくれました。
My Thai friend Miss Narinya Chaiwong kindly
sent me beautiful pictures taken at APEC2003
in Bangkok, Thailand.
The APEC Ministerial Retreat at Vithes Samosorn,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 17 October
APEC in Brief (アジア太平洋経済協力会議)
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation was established
in 1989 in response to the growing interdependence
among Asia-Pacific economies. From its modest
beginning as an informal Ministerial-level
dialogue group with 12 members, APEC has
become a formidable regional forum, especially
with the introduction of the annual informal
Economic Leaders’ Meeting in 1993. Its goal
is to advance economic dynamism and sense
of community within the Asia-Pacific region.
Today there are 21 member economies comprising
some 2.5 billion people, a combined gross
domestic product of over US$18 trillion in
1999 and over 47 percent of world trade.
APEC has established itself as the primary
regional vehicle for promoting open trade
and practical economic and technical cooperation.
Los Cabos, Mexico, October 27, 2002