Facility preparations for APEC leaders’ week completed

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Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang

All facility preparations, including hotels as well as conference and media centres, for the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week are basically completed, the Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said in a regular press conference in Hanoi on October 12.

To ensure that events of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week take place smoothly, formally and efficiently, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, Chairman of the APEC 2017 National Committee, had examined the rehearsal of events within the week and directed organisation plans as well as backup schemes for reception, press, logistics, security, medical care and food safety, Hang said.

The APEC Economic Leaders’ Week – the last and most important activity in the APEC Year 2017 – is scheduled to take place in central Da Nang city from November 6-11.

Established in 1989, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum comprises 21 economies, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the US, and Vietnam.

Ministry briefs media on protection of VN suspect in DPRK citizen’s death

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang informed the media about the protection of Doan Thi Huong, a suspect in the death of a Democratic People’s Republic of Korean (DPRK) national in Malaysia, at a regular press conference on October 12.

The spokeswoman said the trial on Huong hasn’t finished yet.

“The Foreign Ministry has been coordinating closely with domestic authorised agencies, the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia and Malaysian lawyers to consolidate arguments and evidence to defend Doan Thi Huong,” she added.

The DPRK citizen, Kim Chol as named in his passport, died at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13.

Huong is one of the two suspects in the case. The other is an Indonesian woman, Siti Aisyah.

According to the Malaysian law, they would face the death penalty if found guilty.

VNA

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