New Zealand has cancelled the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This summit to be held in Auckland, New Zealand. The 2019 leaders’ meeting was cancelled by Chile due to violent anti-government protests and the virtual APEC meeting of 2020 is being hosted by Malaysia.
Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand, Winston Peters announced that for planning and security reasons the 2021 APEC summit is cancelled and the summit will be hosted as a virtual event. New Zealand has closed its borders of every nation except for the returning citizens and residents.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Executive Director of APEC: Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria.
- Headquarters of APEC: Singapore.
- Established of APEC: 1989.