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Thailand's APEC host year

Thailand’s host year will focus on charting a post-COVID-19 future for the Asia-Pacific region. As APEC moves forward from 

the health and economic crises, we need to promote long-term growth that is resilient, inclusive, balanced and sustainable. 

The theme for APEC 2022 is “Open. Connect. Balance.”, as we will open to all opportunities, connect in all dimensions and be balanced in all aspects.

2022 Thailand Priorities
Open . Connect . Balance .

To revitalize recovery, APEC must leverage its traditional strengths by facilitating open trade and investment, improving the business environment, and advancing regional economic integration, leveraging digitalization and innovation while continuing to support a rules-based multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organization at its core.

Two years into the pandemic, disrupted connectivity remains one of the pressing unresolved issues in the region. To revive growth, APEC 2022 will focus on restoring connectivity by resuming safe and seamless cross-border travel, reinvigorating tourism and the services sector, facilitating business mobility as well as increasing investment in health security.

The past two years have unbalanced the region, worsening inherent inequalities that make economies vulnerable to shocks while highlighting current environmental challenges. To address this, APEC must integrate inclusivity and sustainability objectives in tandem with economic goals.

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New & Top Stories

On 22 June 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Khon Kaen University International College (KKUIC) co-hosted the 4th APEC Media Focus Group (AMF) under the theme “Smart City and Connectivity”, as an open forum for experts from the government, private sector, universities, and civil society to brainstorm and exchange views on the development of…

24 June 2022
New & Top Stories

Dr. Pornchai Thiraveja, Director-General of the Fiscal Policy Office and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Finance has reported that the Ministry of Finance are hosting the APEC Senior Finance Officials’ Meeting (APEC SFOM) on 22nd – 23rd June 2022, held on-site in Khon Kaen. The meeting is chaired by the Director-General of the Fiscal Policy…

23 June 2022
New & Top Stories

Dr. Pornchai Thiraveja, Director-General of the Fiscal Policy Office and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Finance has reported that the Ministry of Finance are hosting the APEC Senior Finance Officials’ Meeting (APEC SFOM) on 22nd – 23rd June 2022, held on-site in Khon Kaen. The meeting is chaired by the Director-General of the Fiscal Policy…

23 June 2022
New & Top Stories

Dr. Pornchai Thiraveja, Director-General of the Fiscal Policy Office and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Finance has reported that on June 21, 2022, the Ministry of Finance in conjunction with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (SEC) organized a seminar on Developing the Ecosystem for Sustainable Finance in the Capital Market and Digitalization for…

22 June 2022

Upcoming Meetings

From December 2021 until November 2022, Thailand will host hundreds of APEC meetings in dozens of clusters, with many more unique sessions.