Vietnam Joins ASEAN-Japan Dialogue

(VOV), Jul 9, 2011. A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Cam Tu was attending the fourth annual dialogue between the ASEAN Secretary General and members of the Federation of the Japanese Chambers of Commerce and Industry in ASEAN (FJCCIA) in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur on July 8-9.

This was the first time economic ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan have joined business leaders in talks on lifting trade barriers and securing closer economic ties.

The dialogue offers a chance for ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan to clear up Japanese investors’ concerns and inform the Japanese business community about the region’s situation as well as decisions made by ASEAN member countries.

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