New Zealand cancels the APEC Summit 2021

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.

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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.

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