Nay Pyi Taw, January 25
U Than Aung Kyaw, Director General of the Foreign Economic Relations Department, Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations and CLMV SEOM Lead chaired the 20th Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) Senior Economic Officials’ Meeting which was held via videoconference on 25th January 2021.
The senior economic officials discussed the matters on implementation status of CLMV Action Plan (2019-2020) and (2021-2022), the formulation of action plan to implement the Framework for CLMV Development.
The senior economic officials also exchanged views to hold the events by using digital technology such as virtual trade fairs, virtual trainings and workshops, when the condition doesn’t turn back to normalization. They deliberated ways forwards for the formulation of action plan for CLMV Development Framework including sources of funding and technical assistance from development partners, and consultations with other CLMV working groups.
The implementation of Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Work Plan III (2015-2020) and commencement of the IAI Work Plan IV (2021-2025) was briefed by the ASEAN Secretariat. The representatives from GIZ also presented the implementation of “Promotion of Competitiveness within the Framework of the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (COMPETE)”. Under the COMPETE project, GIZ (government of Germany) provided assistance to develop the competition sector and Trade in services sector in Myanmar.
Senior economic officials from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam, and the representatives form ASEAN Secretariat participated at the meeting.