Vietnam attends 9th AEC Council meeting

(VOV) – Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang led a delegation to the 9th meeting of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council in Banda Seri Begawan on Wednesday. ASEAN delegates discussed the AEC Scorecard, which evaluates the implementation of the AEC Blueprint and the goal for its establishment by 2015. At the meeting chaired by Brunei’s Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, delegates reviewed the progress made in facilitating the flow of services and experts across borders, developments in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations since its launch last November, and implementation of the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity. Proposals to strengthen connectivity and regional economic integration made at the meeting will be submitted to ASEAN leaders at the 22nd ASEAN Summit scheduled to take place in Brunei later this month.