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APEC to include finance ministers meeting

By Howard Dicus - bio | email

WASHINGTON (HawaiiNewsNow) - The U.S. Department of the Treasury says next year's Pacific summit in Honolulu will also include a meeting of regional finance ministers.

APEC finance ministers will meet Nov. 10, 2011, two days before the start of the broader APEC conference at the Hawaii Convention Center, Treasury officials in Washington, D.C., said Monday.

APEC stands for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. Almost every nation around the Pacific Rim belongs to APEC including the United States, Japan, China and Russia.

President Obama intends to host the conference, which will draw thousands of officials and advisors to Honolulu.

Honolulu is uniquely equipped for such a summit. It is centrally located, its convention center is wired for satellite feeds and simultaneous translation, and it is home to the East-West Center, which maintains tied to every nation in the region, many of whose leaders have been fellows at the East-West Center.

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