Embassy Official Emphasizes U.S. Commitment to APEC

Oct. 28 - Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs Marc Wall spoke about the U.S. commitment to the forum for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) at this year's general meeting of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council in Tokyo on Oct. 21. Highlighting support for APEC as part of the United States' broader strategy of economic engagement in the region, Wall discussed APEC's role in developing a growth strategy for the 21st century and promoting regional economic integration. He applauded Japan's leadership as the 2010 APEC host and underscored the U.S. commitment to continue to work closely with Japan. [Full text]