The 12th Meeting of the APSN Advisory Board Successfully Held in Bangkok, Thailand

Oct 31, 2023

The 12th Meeting of the APSN Advisory Board was successfully held in Bangkok, Thailand on October 26, 2023. 8 Advisory Board Members from 7 APEC economies, including China, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam, Ms. Sonya Read, Acting President of APSN Council, Mr. Li Qing, Acting Secretary-General of APSN as well as the staff of the Secretariat attended the meeting. Mr. Bui Van Quy, Chair of the Advisory Board, chaired the meeting.

In her opening remarks, President Sonya Read welcomed all Advisory Board Members to the 12th Meeting of the APSN Advisory Board. At the meeting, the Advisory Board discussed on the Issue Scan of the APSN mainly focusing on the following areas: (a) economic and trade development in the APEC region; (b) port developments in APEC member economies in the post-pandemic era; (c) theme/topic for the APSN Forum 2024; (d) promotion of the communication and cooperation among APSN Members; and (e) the development of the resources owned by APSN.

Based on the above discussions, the Chair of the Advisory Board summarized the deliberations and recommendations by this meeting so as to provide them to the Council for its consideration at its 15th Meeting to be held subsequently.