Asia-Pacific economic cooperation continues despite coronavirus crisis – Putin
Putin who was on Friday addressing the first-ever virtual summit of the 21 leading APEC economies, said “It is important that in spite of the difficulties due to the spread of coronavirus infection, interaction in APEC has been steadily developing.”Also on rt.com World facing ‘debt tsunami’ as coronavirus hammers economies – report
Established in 1989, APEC includes 21 economies of the Asia-Pacific region. These are Australia, Brunei, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Canada, China, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Russia, Singapore, USA, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, Chile, and Japan. It accounts for about 60 percent of the world GDP, as well as for 48 percent of international trade turnover.
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