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Vietnam shares experience in preparing for AEC in Laos

Vientiane, November 20 (VNA) – Vietnam shared its experience in preparing for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in two speeches delivered to a scientific seminar in Vientiane, Laos on November 19.

The Vietnamese delegation was led by Associate Professor Nguyen Duy Dung, Director of the Vietnam Institute for Southeast Asian Studies under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences.

The speeches feature challenges and recommendations to less-developed countries in anticipation of the AEC establishment slated for later this year.

Other 13 speeches highlighted flaws that Laos needs to fix before joining the AEC, including the shortage of workers who are skilled and proficient in foreign languages.

Speakers called for more communication campaigns to educate on the AEC and ASEAN while increasing vocational, language and management training in Laos, saying that this would help Laos keep pace with other ASEAN member states.

The event, hosted by the Lao National Social Sciences Institute, is closed on November 20.