The 19th ASEAN Economic Ministers ( AEM) Retreat and related meetings will be held on March 6-9 in Vietnam's capital Hanoi, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.
At the AEM Retreat, economic ministers from 10 ASEAN member countries will work together to map out directions for 2013 in order to boost regional economic integration towards building the ASEAN Community by 2015.
The 19th AEM Retreat will be held at the same time with the 3rd ASEAN-EU Business Summit (AEBS) with the participation of high- ranking leaders of Vietnam, Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade, Minister of Brunei, EU Trade Commissioner and ASEAN Secretary General.
During the AEBS, a protocol on amendment of a number of ASEAN economic agreements on trade will be signed.
In addition, the 3rd AEBS will also discuss the establishment of a public-private dialogue forum and issues related to business activities as well as the regulations and the potential for cooperation between the two economic regions.