ASEAN ECONOMIC MINISTERS MEET EUROPEAN TRADE COMMISSIONER. ASEANâ€™s top trade officials met European Unionâ€™s Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom (6th from L) to convene the 15th ASEAN Economic Ministers-EU Trade Commissioner Consultations today (10 March) in Pasay City. The Philippine-hosted meeting is led by the Department of Trade and Industry, through Secretary Ramon Lopez, who served as chair for the ASEAN Economic Ministersâ€™ Meeting Retreat and Related Meetings
. Both sides exchanged views on global and regional economic development
, as well as discussed the ASEAN-EU Trade and Investment
Work Programme 2017-2018. In the photo are (from L to R) Lao PDR: Director-General Laohoua Cheuching; Malaysia: Minister Dato Sri Mustapa Mohamed; Myanmar: Minister Maung Maung Win; Thailand: Minister Apirandi Tantraporn; Viet Nam: Minister Tran Tuan Anh; EU: Comm. Malstrom; PH: Sec. Lopez; PH: Philippine-lead Undersecretary Ceferino Rodolfo; Singapore: Lim Hang Kiang; Brunei Darussalam: Permanent Secretary Jock Hoi Lim; Cambodia: Minister Pan Sorasak; Indonesia: Minister Enggartiasto Lukita; and ASEAN Secretariat: Secretary-General Le Luong Minh.