The 19th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Retreat and related meetings
will be held in Vietnam ’s capital city of Hanoi from March 7th to 10th.
At the 19th AEM Retreat, economic ministers from
10 ASEAN member countries and the ASEAN Secretary General will focus
their discussions on important initiatives and concrete directions for
2013 to boost the intra-regional economic integration and a vision
toward the establishment of the ASEAN economic community by 2015,
according to the event’s official web http://aemretreat19.vn .
According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the 19th AEM Retreat
will be held along with the 3 rd ASEAN-EU Business Summit (AEBS), which
is expected to see the signing of a revised protocol on some of ASEAN
economic agreements relating to goods trading and another protocol on
the process of amendment or changing the reserved commitments.
Participants at the 3rd AEBS will discuss the formation of a
private-public dialogue forum with the participation of ASEAN economic
ministers, the EU Trade High Commissioner, and business communities of
the two regions. They will also table in-depth issues relating to
business operation, regulations as well as cooperation potential
between the two blocs.
On this occasion, the 12th
AEM-EU Trade Commissioner Consultations will also be organised to put
forth initiatives to strengthen economic cooperation, facilitate trade
and investment between the two regions.-VNA