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APEC Second Senior Officials Meeting

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The United States successfully hosted the APEC Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 2) and related meetings in the vibrant city of Detroit, Michigan from May 14-26. The meetings featured substantive discussions on U.S. APEC priorities and advanced U.S. economic leadership within the Asia-Pacific region and laid the foundation for continued cooperation and mutual understanding among APEC economies, aligned with this year’s theme of “Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All.” 

Under the leadership of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, the APEC Transportation Ministerial Meeting, the first minister-level meeting of the U.S. APEC host year, took place from May 15-17. Likewise, United States Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai chaired the Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting on May 25-26, marking the halfway point of the U.S. APEC host year.  

Building upon the success of the previous cluster held in Palm Springs, California, the APEC SOM2 cluster in Detroit offered a robust program of activities. The agenda included numerous workshops, dialogues, field visits, and meetings, covering a wide range of topics. Private sector participation also played a pivotal role in Detroit in business forums, roundtable discussions, and stakeholder-led initiatives to identify opportunities to leverage private sector expertise in advancing the region’s economic agenda.  

The outcomes of the SOM 2 meetings will serve as valuable inputs for the upcoming Third Officials Meeting in Seattle in August to further advance cooperation and collaboration within the APEC region.

U.S. Department of State

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