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APEC Finance Ministers' Meeting 2014 to be held in Hong Kong

     China will assume the Chairmanship of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 2014. The Ministry of Finance of China announced today (September 20) that the APEC Finance Ministers' Meeting (FMM) 2014 will be held in Hong Kong in September 2014.

     Finance ministers, as well as senior financial and central bank officials of APEC member economies will gather in Hong Kong for this ministerial meeting next year.

     "The HKSAR Government is honoured that the Central Government has decided to hold this important meeting of the Asia-Pacific region in Hong Kong. The APEC FMM will serve as a valuable opportunity to promote the latest development of our financial sector and our economic co-operation with APEC member economies, thereby reinforcing and enhancing Hong Kong's role as an international financial centre. This will also allow Hong Kong to contribute to the hosting of the APEC 2014 by our country," the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, said.

     China, as the host economy of the APEC 2014, will be responsible for chairing the annual Economic Leaders' meeting, as well as a number of ministerial and other meetings next year. The APEC FMM 2014, which will be held in Hong Kong, will be hosted by the Ministry of Finance and be arranged and organised by the HKSAR Government. The HKSAR Government will fully support the Ministry of Finance in holding this important meeting.

Ends/Friday, September 20, 2013
Issued at HKT 20:01


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