Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. APEC's 21 Member Economies are the United States; Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; The Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Republic of Korea; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; and Viet Nam. Matthew J. Matthews is the U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).


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Date: 11/17/2015 Description: Family photo of the APEC Ministerial Meeting © APEC Image

Family photo of the APEC Ministerial Meeting in Manilla,Philippines on November 17, 2015.