Vietnam opens convention center for APEC Leaders' Week

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-10-15 20:25

HANOI - The Ariyana Convention Center, a key venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Week slated for Nov 6-11 in Vietnam's central Da Nang city, was inaugurated on Sunday in the presence of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Covering an area of 12,000 square meters, the Ariyana Convention Center has a grand ballroom which can accommodate 2,500 people.

Connected with the Furama Da Nang International Convention Palace, the Ariyana Convention Center becomes Vietnam's biggest international conference complex which has a total of 5,000 seats.

The center and the nearby palace will serve most of the week's events, including the APEC CEO Summit.

Leaders from 21 APEC member economies, and some 10,000 Vietnamese and foreign delegates are expected to attend the events.

On Sunday, the prime minister attended an investment promotion forum entitled "Invest Da Nang 2017," instructing the city to complete eight urgent tasks, including completing all preparations for successfully hosting the APEC Leaders' Week.

Da Nang has basically completed logistics preparations for the related meetings, said the municipal department of external affairs.

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