THE CABINET approved a special three-day public holiday for Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan provinces during the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit scheduled for November 16-19, 2022 with the three holidays being from Wednesday Nov.16 to Friday Nov. 18, Matichon newspaper said today (Oct. 5).
This special holiday was proposed by the Foreign Ministry as there is only a little over a month left for the summit to be held with 21 member countries and economic zones participating.
Moreover Thailand is also holding Apec Economic Leaders’ Week (AELW or Apec Week) during November 14-19.
At the same time the private sector has organised a parallel Apec CEO Summit 2022 in the hopes of resolving trade and investment problems in the world’s largest trading market comprising one-third of the global population of nearly three billion people and GDP of US$53 trillion or 1,700 trillion baht.
Top: Apec summit 2022 flags. Photo: NNT
Front Page: A model of Apec summit 2022 logo. Photo: Matichon
This report has been updated to state that the Apec summit runs from Wednesday Nov. 16 till Saturday Nov. 19 and does not end on Friday Nov. 18. We regret this error.