Cambodian Senior Minister H.E. Sun Chanthol, Minister of Commerce and ASEAN Economic Minister for Cambodia, joined his ASEAN counterparts, in the 22nd ASEAN Economic Ministers' Retreat in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in the morning of Mar. 3.
The meeting was chaired by H.E. Mrs. Khemmani Pholsena, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Lao PDR, and attended by the ten ASEAN Economic Ministers and the Secretary General of ASEAN, said a news release of the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.
On the occasion, it pointed out, the Ministers discussed and endorsed the Lao PDR's priorities during her ASEAN Chairmanship, and the recommendations put forward by High-Level Task Force on ASEAN Economic Integration (HLTF-EI) in advancing regional integration process. They exchanged views on the way forward for unimplemented measures under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015, and the implementation of the AEC Blueprint 2025.
The Ministers discussed and provided guidance on the progress of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations, said the news release, adding that the meeting also noted and discussed the outcomes of the U.S.-ASEAN Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement Joint Council Meeting (TIFA JC Meeting), which was held on Feb. 17, 2016, in San Francisco, United States of America.