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APEC 2019 to focus on women's role, digital economy

IANS  |  Santiago 

The digital and women's role in economic growth will be addressed at the Economic Cooperation (APEC) meet in in 2019, authorities have said.

Rodrigo Yanez, of Chile's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made the statement on Wednesday during a press meet, reported.

The theme of women and economic growth will be brought up for the first as an APEC priority. Increased participation of women in the and international commerce will help reduce gender gaps, Yanez said.

He said APEC 2019 will encourage capacity for an inclusive digital economy, to improve statistical conditions as well as consumer confidence rates in the use of digital tools, he said.

Regional connectivity will help establish more fluid, dynamic and inclusive commerce, the said.

About 20,000 delegates from 21 APEC member countries were likely to participate in more than 200 meetings in 2019, Yanez said.

last hosted an APEC meeting in 2004.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 13:14 IST
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