Likewise, the future Peruvian Presidency promotes the image of the country as a destination to do business and improves the conditions to implement additional economic-technical cooperation projects financed by APEC.
The diplomat underlined that, in 2016, the Peruvian regions that hosted the forum generated approximately US$20 million in the sectors of tourism, food, transportation, and security, as well as the creation of temporary jobs.
Thus, during the year in which Peru held the Presidency of APEC, more than 33,000 people —including delegates, business people, and journalists— were accredited to the forum.
Chavez-Taffur also reported that the organization of APEC 2024 has already led to the approval of projects by APEC.
Last May, 10 cooperation projects, equivalent to about US$1.15 million, were approved.
In June, more than 30 additional projects were proposed for APEC financing.
Subsequently, meetings of senior officials and ministers, as well as the long-awaited APEC Economic Leaders' Summit, will take place from December 2023 to November 2024.