Cambodia to host Asean economic ministers’ meeting

Cambodia will host the 54th Asean (the Association of South-East Asian Nations) Economic Ministers’ meeting and related meetings from Sept 14 to 18 in the cultural province of Siem Reap, a Ministry of Commerce press statement said.

The meetings will bring together economic ministers from Asean and its dialogue partners, the statement said, adding that Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will be presiding over the opening ceremony on Sept 14 in the morning.

It added that other consultations between Asean economic ministers and Asean dialogue partners, including China, India, Russia, South Korea, Japan, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministers, and East Asia Summit (EAS) economic ministers, among others, will be held from Sept 16 to 18.

“The 54th AEM and related meetings will discuss the progress of Asean Economic Community integration, including but not limited to, the progress of Priority Economic Deliverables (PEDS) under Cambodia’s Asean Chairmanship 2022, Post-Covid-19 Economic Recovery, Asean External Economic Relations, Timor-Leste’s application for Asean membership and multilateral and regional matters,” the statement said.

Founded in 1967, Asean groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. — Xinhua

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