Biden to attend virtual meeting of APEC leaders on July 16

U.S. President Joe Biden will participate in a virtual meeting of the leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which will be held on July 16. That’s what the White House press office said Wednesday, July 14.

“On Friday, July 16, President Joe Biden will participate in a virtual meeting <...> of APEC, where leaders will discuss ending the pandemic and supporting global economic recovery. <...> The president’s participation will demonstrate U.S. leadership in the Indian and Pacific regions, as well as the president’s commitment to multilateral institutions,” the statement said.

Last year, the summit was also held in the format of a video conference. The main topic of discussion was overcoming the social and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, and the event focused on guiding APEC into the future.

APEC is an international economic organization founded to promote integration processes among the countries of the Pacific Rim. It has 21 member states.