11 November 2014
APEC leaders posed for the AELM family photo at the Hongyan Hall, International Conference Center (ICC) in Yanqi Lake, Beijing.
President Benigno S. Aquino III stood at the front row flanked by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.
AELM serves as an annual meeting of the leaders of member economies, at which the policy agenda is set for APEC. Through this meeting, leaders consider proposals and recommendations from Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM), Sectoral Ministerial Meetings, APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), Joint Meetings of Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Ministers Responsible for Trade (AMM). They also issue statements on future development directions for the years to come.
The first AELM was held in 1993 at Blake Island, United States.
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