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Deputy Minister for IFER attends 40th Meeting of High-level Task Force on ASEAN Economic Integration

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Deputy Minister U Than Aung Kyaw participates in Fortieth Meeting of High-Level Task Force on ASEAN Economic Integration via video conference.

Deputy Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Than Aung Kyaw joined the Fortieth Meeting of High-Level Task Force on ASEAN Economic Integration (40th HLTF-EI) which was held via video conference on 18th August, 2021, and the senior officials as representatives from Foreign Economic Relations Department also attended the meeting.
During the meeting, HLTF-EI leaders exchanged views on the COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control measures of ASEAN Member States, economic recovery outlook of the region, progress of the implementation of the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF), the priority economic deliverables (PEDs) of Brunei Darussalam under its ASEAN Chairmanship in 2021, the strategic follow-up on the recommendations of the report of the Mid-Term Review of the AEC Blueprint 2025, finalization and adoption of the consolidated strategy of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), preparatory work for the ASEAN Community’s Post-2025 Vision, and the preparations for Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship in 2022.
The Deputy Minister informed the meeting about the COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control measures particularly for government’s efforts to speed up vaccination, private sector cooperation in national vaccine programme, and the measures to facilitate the cross border import of COVID-19 related medicine and medical equipment. In addition, he also explained the preparatory work to implement the Myanmar Economic Recovery Plan (MERP) and the follow up action of Myanmar on the implementation of ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework.
The meeting was chaired by H.E Gabriel Lim, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore. Deputy Ministers and Permanent Secretaries who are HLTF-EI Leaders from ASEAN Member States, Deputy Secretary General from ASEAN Secretariat and representatives took part in the meeting.—MNA

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