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The capASEAN Economic Ministers to meet in Vietnamital city of Hanoi will host the 19th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Retreat and Related Meetings from March 7-9.

At the AEM meeting, the 10 ASEAN Economic Ministers and ASEAN Secretary General will discuss important initiatives to strengthen regional economic integration and set the directions for ASEAN economic integration in 2013, with a view to establishing the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015.

The meeting will be held alongside the third ASEAN-EU Business Summit (AEBS) with the participation of the ASEAN Economic Ministers, EU Trade Commissioner and business communities from ASEAN and EU.

The Retreat’s website at http://aemretreat19.vn/ says the 3rd AEBS will examine cross-sectoral issues that can help businesses and policymakers learn from experiences in doing business as perceived by leading companies from ASEAN and the EU. They will also discuss potential opportunities and existing challenges in the two regions.

Meanwhile, the 12th AEM-EU Trade Commissioner Consultations will be also held in Hanoi, focusing on activities and initiatives to enhance economic cooperation and facilitate greater trade and investment flows between the two regions.

(VOV)

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