The 4th ASEAN Business Forum kicked off in Bangkok, Thailand on February
27 with the participation of nearly 600 businessmen and investors from
ASEAN countries and other parts of the world.
The two-day event, themed “Challenges Priorities towards AEC
2015: Capturing the value within”, will give representatives an insight
of the ASEAN Economic Community, and improve the long-term
competitiveness of regional countries.
Secretary General Le Luong Minh unveiled that ASEAN is gradually taking
steps to establish a Common Community by 2015, which relies on political
security, economics and culture, the second of which is critically
According to Thailand Management
Association (TMA) and Thailand ’s Board of Trade (BOT), the annual
event presents an opportunity for businessmen to share experiences and
learn from each other.
Vietnam opened an
exhibition pavilion at the forum to introduce its investment and
cooperation opportunities, which attracted much attention from Thai
Bilateral trade between Vietnam and
Thailand has developed strongly over the past time. In 2012, two-way
trade reached 9.5 billion USD.-VNA