The Vietnamese delegation to these meetings gathered representatives of the ministries of Industry and Trade; Foreign Affairs; Finance; and Planning and Investment, led by Minister and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien and Tran Quoc Khanh.

Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien at the consultations

At the consultations, ASEAN ministers and their foreign peers exchanged their views on regional and global economic situations in the past time. They also gave global economic predictions for 2022, updated each other on their respective nations’ COVID-19 prevention and control, and highlighted common efforts to boost post-pandemic recovery.

Vietnam voiced on orientations for economic cooperation between the bloc and its partners in the time to come toward practical benefits, particularly in improving the regional supply chain and sustainable development given negative impacts of COVID-19.

Similar consultations between ASEAN and other partners including the U.S., Hong Kong (China), India, and New Zealand are scheduled for September 14 and 15.

Source: VNA