New Zealand to take Apec 2021 virtual


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand can't guarantee what will be possible by the end of next year. – EPA pic, June 30, 2020.

NEW Zealand said today that next year’s Apec summit of Asia-Pacific leaders will be held online, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warning there is no guarantee the global coronavirus pandemic would be over by late 2021.

The annual 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation gathering was due to be held in Auckland in November 2021, attracting thousands of delegates, diplomats and journalists to New Zealand’s largest city.


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