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Chinese president leaves for home after APEC meeting

2013-10-08 15:33 Xinhua Web Editor: Mo Hong'e

Chinese President Xi Jinping left for home Tuesday afternoon after attending an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Themed "Resilient Asia-Pacific, Engine of Global Growth," the 21st APEC informal economic leaders' meeting highlights topics such as achieving sustainable growth with equity, promoting inter-connectivity in the region, and attaining the Bogor Goals, a timeline for achieving free and open trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific.

Leaders at the gathering also exchanged views on world and regional economic situations.

At the forum, Xi expounded China's position on current global economic situation, APEC's role in boosting multilateral trade system, promoting connectivity in the Asia-Pacific, and safeguarding sustainable and fair growth.

Xi also briefed China's consideration to host the APEC economic leaders' meeting next year.

The Chinese president also addressed an APEC CEO summit, where he elaborated on China's current economic situation and next-step reform measures, as well as China's views on the future course of Asia-Pacific development.

Meanwhile, Xi attended a dialogue meeting with representatives of the APEC Business Advisory Council, and met with leaders from APEC members including Russia, South Korea and Australia.

Before arriving here on Saturday for the APEC summit, Xi had visited Indonesia and Malaysia on his first trip to Southeast Asia since taking office in March.

The APEC is an economic forum in the Asia-Pacific region established in 1989. It currently has 21 members and aims to facilitate free trade and investment in the region.

The informal economic leaders' meeting is the highest-level meeting of the forum and has been held annually since its first convention in 1993.

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