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by ZoltŠn HorvŠth
In 1991, the Republic of Korea initiated the design of the APEC Logo for the
Seoul Ministerial Meeting.
The globe-shaped green, blue and white APEC logo was thus adopted in 1991. The logo has come to represent not only APEC, the most important vehicle for regional economic cooperation, but also the hopes and aspirations of the Asia-Pacific region itself.
The Logo shows:
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was established in 1989 in
response to the growing interdependence among Asia-Pacific economies. APEC has
become the primary international organization that promotes open trade and
economic cooperation among its 21 members around the Pacific Rim.
APECís goal is to advance Asia-Pacific economic dynamism and sense of community. Asia-Pacific is one of the fastest growing regions in the world and a major contributor to global prosperity and stability. APEC's members have a combined population of over 2.4 billion inhabitants, that imported goods worth more than 2.6 trillion dollars in 1999, and its Gross Domestic Product hit US$16 trillion in 1998). Mexico is the APEC Chair for the year 2002.
ZoltŠn HorvŠth, 22 October 2002