July 22-27, Nay Pyi Taw
The Virtual ASEAN Senior Economic Official Meeting (SEOM 3/51) and related meetings were held on 22– 27 July 2020 by Video Conferencing Facilities. CLMV SEOM Meeting, the meetings of free trade partner with ASEAN such as Australia – Newzeland, China, India, Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong and also the meeting of dialogue partners such as ASEAN plus three, EAS, Russia, US, EU and Canada were also held back to back with ASEAN Senior Economic Official Meeting.
During the Meeting, the implementation measure of ASEAN Economic Community, preparation of 52nd ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting and related meeting which will be held in August, the implementation status of Free Trade Area of ASEAN- India, ASEAN-China, ASEAN-Japan and ASEAN – Korea, ASEAN- Hong Kong, ASEAN – Australia – Newzeland, the economic cooperation activities of ASEAN- Russia, ASEAN- US, ASEAN- EAS, ASEAN- Plus Three, ASEAN- EU and ASEAN-Canada, and the trade measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic were discussed.
The Meetings were chaired by Mr. Luong Hoang Thai, Director General, Ministry of Industry and International trade of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. SEOM Leads and representatives from ASEAN Member States, Senior Economic Officers and representatives from ASEAN Dialogue Partners, Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN Secretariat attended at the meeting. Myanmar SEOM Lead, U Than Aung Kyaw, Director General of Foreign Economic Relations Department and Alternate SEOM Lead, Daw Saw Kalaya Su, Deputy Director General of Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, and officials from departments joined the meetings from Office No (1), Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations.