Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Lim Hng Kiang, will be in
Hanoi from March 8-9 to attend the 19th ASEAN Economic Ministers’
According to the ministry, Lim will join
other ASEAN ministers in discussions on the implementation of
initiatives supporting the building of the ASEAN Economic Community
(AEC) and challenges faced in the realisation of AEC 2015.
The ministers will discuss ways to enhance ASEAN’s relations with its
Dialogue Partners so that ASEAN continues to be well-integrated with the
global economy and connected to regional developments.
will also discuss the progress of negotiations under the Regional
Comprehensive Economic Partnership, which is a key initiative launched
by the leaders of ASEAN and its six FTA Partners in November 2012 to
deepen ASEAN’s engagement with its FTA Partners.
the AEM Retreat, Lim will participate in the 12th ASEAN Economic
Ministers – EU Trade Commissioner Consultations and the ASEAN-EU
Business Summit to discuss areas of economic cooperation and ways to
enhance trade, investment, and business facilitation measures between
ASEAN and the EU.-VNA