24 Feb '12, 12pm

Lim Hng Kiang to attend ASEAN Economic Ministers' retreat

SINGAPORE : Minister for Trade and Industry, Lim Hng Kiang, will be attending the 18th ASEAN Economic Ministers' Retreat in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar from February 25 to 26. The Ministry of Trade and Industry said as ASEAN moves closer to the target of achieving an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015, it is important for ASEAN to keep the implementation of commitments on track. In Nay Pyi Taw, the ministers will discuss the current status of implementation and exchange views on the challenges in realising the AEC. In addition to internal economic integration issues, the ministers will also consider ways to further enhance ASEAN's external relations with its Dialogue Partners so that ASEAN continues to be well-connected to the global economy and remains central to regional developments. In particular, the ministers will discuss the implementation of the ASEAN Framework on Reg...

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