- Trade Minister attends ASEAN meetings in Cambodia 2022-09-20
Trade Minister Ahn Duk-geun attended the ASEAN Ministers’ Meetings held through September 16-18 in Siem Reap, Cambodia to discuss ROK-ASEAN FTA enhancement, industrial technology, digital, climate change response and RCEP utilization.
During the 19th ROK-ASEAN Economy Ministers’ Meeting (September 16), South Korea and ASEAN agreed to deepen trade and investments and engage in joint R&D for expansion of sensitive items’ free trade and scope of cooperation in response to global digital transition.
In the 25th ASEAN+3 Economy Ministers’ Meeting (September 17) that included South Korea, China and Japan, the 13 countries came together to reinforce cooperation on companies’ RCEP utilization, digital economy, SMEs’ prowess, COVID-19, digital, RCEP and ESG.
At the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Ministers’ Meeting (September 17), Minister Ahn proposed joint projects for strengthening cooperation across the new trade landscape, which would encompass supply chain stabilization, digital transformation, SMEs’ competitiveness development and climate change response.
Minister Ahn also held bilateral talks with the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand on various trade issues and requested support for World EXPO 2030 Busan.