11 November 2014
President Benigno S. Aquino III, together with 20 APEC leaders, arrived at the International Conference Center (ICC) for the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) in Yanqi Lake, Beijing.
People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping welcomed the 20 APEC leaders with a handshake and a photo session before proceeding to the Jixian Hall to start the AELM Retreat 1.
With this year’s theme: “Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership”, the APEC leaders will focus on three priorities: Advancing Regional Economic Integration; Promoting Innovative Development, Economic Reform and Growth; and Strengthening Comprehensive Connectivity and Infrastructure Development.
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