APEC Chile 2019

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APEC Chile 2019
APEC Chile 2019 logo.jpg
Host countryChile
DateNovember 16–17, 2019 (cancelled)[1]

APEC Chile 2019 would have been an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) series of meetings in Santiago, Chile.[2][3] The meetings supposed to focus on the digital economy, regional connectivity, and women's role in economic growth.[1][4]

Chile previously hosted an APEC meeting in 2004. The 2019 summit was cancelled on 30 October due to ongoing protests.[5]



This would have been the first APEC meeting for Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra, Vietnamese President Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape after their inaugurations and appointments on March 23, 2018, October 23, 2018, December 1, 2018, and May 30, 2019, respectively.

The only leader not in attendance would have been Russian President Vladimir Putin, who cited domestic priorities.[6] Putin was planned to be represented by former Russian President, then-Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Attendees at the
2019 APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting[citation needed]
Member economy Name as used in APEC Position Name
 Australia Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison
 Brunei Brunei Darussalam Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
 Canada Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
 Chile Chile President Sebastián Piñera (host)
 China People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping
 Hong Kong Hong Kong, China[7] Chief Executive Carrie Lam
 Indonesia Indonesia President Joko Widodo
 Japan Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
 South Korea Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in
 Malaysia Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad
 Mexico Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
 New Zealand New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape
 Peru Peru President Martín Vizcarra
 Philippines Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte
 Russia* Russia Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
 Singapore Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
 Taiwan Chinese Taipei[8] Special Representative of President Morris Chang
 Thailand Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha
 United States United States President Donald Trump
 Vietnam Viet Nam President Nguyễn Phú Trọng
(*) Russian President Vladimir Putin would have not attended the leaders' summit, prior to its cancellation. A representative was planned to attend on his behalf.


  1. ^ a b c "APEC Chile 2019" (PDF). gob.cl. 21 August 2018.
  2. ^ "President Piñera highlights achievements of his visit to Singapore". gob.cl. 16 November 2018.
  3. ^ Kenneth, Gorethy (18 November 2018). "Chile to host 2019 Apec Summit". postcourier.com.pg.
  4. ^ "APEC 2019 to focus on digital economy, connectivity, women's role in economic growth". Xinhua News Agency. 12 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Chile president cancels APEC summit next month where Trump, Xi were expected to meet". CNBC. 30 October 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  6. ^ Kolodyazhnyy, Anton (30 October 2019). "Putin to skip APEC summit in Chile, Kremlin says". Reuters. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  7. ^ Hong Kong joined APEC in 1991 during British administration with the name "Hong Kong." In 1997, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and took the name "Hong Kong, China."
  8. ^ Due to the complexities of the relations between it and the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China (ROC or "Taiwan") is not represented under its official name "Republic of China" or as "Taiwan". Instead, it participates in APEC under the name "Chinese Taipei". The President of the Republic of China does not attend the annual APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in person. Instead, it is generally represented by a ministerial-level official responsible for economic affairs or someone designated by the president. See List of Chinese Taipei Representatives to APEC.

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Preceded by
APEC Papua New Guinea 2018
APEC meetings
Succeeded by
APEC Malaysia 2020