Lim Hng Kiang attends Apec trade ministers' meeting in Hanoi

Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang  will be joining other Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) ministers responsible for trade at meetings in Hanoi, Vietnam, from May 20 to May 21.
Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang will be joining other Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) ministers responsible for trade at meetings in Hanoi, Vietnam, from May 20 to May 21.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang will attend a meeting for trade ministers in Hanoi over the weekend.

He will join other Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) ministers responsible for trade at meetings in Hanoi, Vietnam, from Saturday (May 20) to Sunday, said the Ministry for Trade and Industry (MTI) in a statement on Friday.

Vietnam, this year's Apec chair, has set the theme for this year's meeting as "Creating new dynamism in Apec, and fostering a shared future".

At the meeting for trade ministers, they will discuss issues related to deepening regional economic integration; fostering sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth; strengthening micro, small and medium enterprises' competitiveness; innovation in the digital age; and enhancing food security and sustainable agriculture in response to climate change.

Mr Lim will be accompanied by officials from MTI and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.