APEC Leaders’ Meeting Concludes with the Ha Noi Declaration
News Release Issued by the 14th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, November 19, 2006 -- The 14th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting concluded successfully with the second
In their annual two-day meeting chaired by Viet Nam’s President Nguyen Minh Triet, Leaders of 21 APEC economies
discussed the theme “Towards One Dynamic Community for Sustainable Development and Prosperity” in two umbrella topics:
-- Advancing trade and investment in a changing world, and
-- Fundamentals ensuring dynamism, growth, and sustainable development in APEC.
The following documents can now be downloaded from the APEC Website:
Following are the major outcomes of the meeting:
Expressing their strong preferences for a timely conclusion of the Doha Development Agenda round of WTO negotiations
with an ambitious and overall balanced outcome, Leaders issued a separate statement on this issue that includes
practical measures to resume the negotiations.
Leaders also endorsed the Ha Noi Action Plan to implement the Busan roadmap, viewing this as a foundation for APEC
economic and trade cooperation in the next 15 years.
Leaders also endorsed recommendations to reform APEC to make the forum more vibrant, dynamic and effective.
With unanimous agreement that terrorism poses a grave threat to peace and security in the world and the region, Leaders
reiterated commitment to promoting cooperation to alleviate and eventually eliminate this danger. The meeting also
welcomed counter-terrorism initiatives that have been agreed upon by APEC this year.
At the meeting Leaders agreed to expand and enhance cooperation in pandemic and disaster management and energy security
to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the people in the region.
Leaders endorsed the 18th APEC Ministerial Meeting Statement and the statements of sectoral ministerial meetings this
Leaders issued the Hanoi Declaration of the 14th AELM which reaffirms their endorsement of the outcomes of APEC 2006 and
the future development of the forum.
Leaders also discussed issues and recent developments of common concern in the region.