Jakarta (ANTARA) - President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping will speak at the APEC CEO Summit being hosted from Auckland, New Zealand, on Thursday (November 11) and Friday (November 12).

Xi will speak at the opening session of the APEC CEO Summit, according to a release issued by APEC New Zealand and received here on Wednesday.

Xi has been serving as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission since 2012 and President of the People's Republic of China since 2013.

President Xi joins the other APEC Economy Leaders partaking in the APEC CEO Summit including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of South Korea Moon Jae-in, President of Peru José Pedro Castillo Terrones, Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.), and President of Viet Nam Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.

This year’s APEC CEO Summit is a virtual gathering of the world’s most powerful CEOs, business leaders, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, prime ministers, and presidents of APEC economies.

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Delegates will attend through the online medium the Summit being hosted and broadcast from the Aotea Centre in central Auckland on November 11-12, 2021 (New Zealand Time). It is part of the APEC Leaders’ Week that concludes New Zealand’s hosting of APEC 2021.

The APEC CEO Summit is the most influential meeting of businesses and governments in the Asia Pacific.

The forum provides opportunities for governance, chief executives, and world business leaders to engage with each other and with the leaders of APEC economies.

Each year, the CEO Summit draws the region’s business leaders, intellectuals, and media personalities for interactive discussions with APEC Leaders on key trade and economic issues facing the Asia-Pacific.

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