The Director-General welcomed the engagement of ministers in the discussion led by the Chair of the meeting, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh. In his statement, the Chair noted:
"We reaffirm our commitment to achieving free and open trade, and underscore the importance of ensuring the effective functioning of a rules-based, transparent, non-discriminatory multilateral trading system as embodied in the WTO.
“Building on the outcomes achieved at the previous Ministerial Conferences of the WTO, we commit to make the utmost efforts to achieve a successful 11th Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires from 10 to 13 December 2017.”
The Director-General’s speech at the meeting is available here.
The APEC Chair’s statement is available here.
The APEC trade ministers’ Actions Statement is available here.