12 July 2021

New Zealand's Ardern calls emergency APEC pandemic meeting - France 24


New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern on Monday announced a hastily convened extraordinary meeting of APEC leaders aimed at improving the Asia-Pacific region's response to Covid-19 and its economic impact. Prime Minister Ardern is scheduled to host the annual 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit online in November, but called an additional virtual meeting this Friday to examine immediate action on the crisis. She said US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin [...]