Bangkok, 18 November 2022 (TDI): US Vice President Kamala Harris landed in Bangkok, Thailand for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO summit 2022.

During her visit, she will be meeting with the leaders of APEC with a focus on the economic growth of the region. The Vice President convened the Indo-Pacific leaders on the margins of the APEC’S leader’s meeting.


The meeting included Prime Minister Kishida of Japan, Prime Minister Han of the Republic of Korea, Prime Minister Albanese of Australia, Prime Minister Ardern of New Zealand, and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada.

The leaders met to discuss North Korea’s test of long-range ballistic missiles and agreed that it is a bizarre violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

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This year the presidency of APEC is given to Thailand. Before the APEC Leaders/CEO Summit, a Ministerial Meeting also took place in Bangkok on 17 November.

Ministers of member states attended the meeting. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken attended the Ministerial Meeting and talked about advancing the prosperity of the Asia-pacific region.

Remarks by US Vice President

The Vice President reaffirmed the commitment to further economic growth in the region, emphasizing private-sector collaboration.

In this regard, she said, “The United States is here to stay. Strengthening our economic relationships in the region and partnering with the private sector is a top priority for the United States”.

She also highlighted US’s prior economic efforts in the region and reaffirmed the country’s commitment to further growth and economic prosperity.

She said, “We will continue to work with our partners in this region to increase foreign direct investment, to increase the free flow of capital, and to increase the already high level of goods and services that flow between the United States and the Indo-Pacific.”


APEC is an intergovernmental forum that focuses on the prosperity and economic growth of the Asia-Pacific region. APEC’s 21 member states participate in deepening economic cooperation and the trade environment of the region.

The CEO summit is the most influential meeting of the Asia-Pacific government and business leaders. The summit will last from November 16-18.