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51st meeting of Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation

The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation:

     The 51st meeting of the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (HKCPEC), which will be held on Wednesday (August 28), is now open for public enrolment.

     The Chairman of the HKCPEC, Professor Stephen Cheung, will chair the meeting. The meeting will cover the HKCPEC's participation at Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) events in the first half of 2013, as well as the domestic activities that will be organised by the HKCPEC in the months to come.

     The meeting will be held at 3pm in Room 1814, 18/F, Trade and Industry Department Tower, 700 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon.

     Members of the public are welcome to attend the open session of the meeting. In view of the limited seating capacity at the meeting venue, admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

     Those interested in attending the meeting are requested to enrol with the HKCPEC Secretariat by noon tomorrow (August 27).

     For enquiries, please contact the HKCPEC Secretariat on 2398 5449 or 2398 5594.

     The HKCPEC was established in March 1990 to co-ordinate Hong Kong's participation in the PECC. In line with the nature of the PECC, the composition of the HKCPEC is tripartite, comprising members from the Government, the business sector and academia.

     The PECC is a non-governmental organisation set up in 1980 to develop closer co-operation in trade and economic issues among economies in the region.

     Currently, the PECC has 26 member committees, of which 23 are full members representing the economies of Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Ecuador; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; Mongolia; New Zealand; the Pacific Islands Forum; Peru; the Philippines; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; the United States of America; and Vietnam. The PECC also has one associate member, France (Pacific Territories), and two institutional members, the Pacific Trade and Development Conference and the Pacific Basin Economic Council.

Ends/Monday, August 26, 2013
Issued at HKT 11:01


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