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53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers' Meeting steps up post-pandemic recovery

Separate economic ministerial-level consultations between ASEAN and its dialogue partners - China, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland, and ASEAN Plus Three nations - took place virtually on September 13 within the framework of the 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers' (AEM) Meeting.

The Vietnamese delegation to these meetings gathered representatives of the ministries of Industry and Trade; Foreign Affairs; Finance; and Planning and Investment, led by Minister and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien and Tran Quoc Khanh.

At the consultations, ASEAN ministers and their foreign peers exchanged their views on regional and global economic situations in the past time. They also gave global economic predictions for 2022, updated each other on their respective nations’ COVID-19 prevention and control, and highlighted common efforts to boost post-pandemic recovery.

Vietnam voiced on orientations for economic cooperation between the bloc and its partners in the time to come toward practical benefits, particularly in improving the regional supply chain and sustainable development given negative impacts of COVID-19.

Similar consultations between ASEAN and other partners including the US, Hong Kong (China), India, and New Zealand are scheduled for September 14 and 15./.