The SEOM – Dialogue Partners' Consultations, SEOM – DP Consultations were officially held on 14th to 15th of June via video conferencing. The SEOM – DP Consultations were chaired by Dr. Hajah May Fa'ezah binti Haji Ahmad Ariffin, Permanent Secretary for Economy at the Ministry of Finance and Economy. Attending the series of Meetings virtually were Senior Economic Officials from the ten ASEAN Member States and its dialogue partners including Canada, People's Republic of China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea and the United States as well as senior officials from the ASEAN Secretariat.
The 33rd SEOM – ASEAN U.S. TRADE Consultations among others discussed on the latest developments surrounding the ASEAN-U.S. Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement and Expanded Economic Engagement Initiatives Work Plan to further enhance the economic engagements between ASEAN and United States towards economic recovery and sustainability. The 34th SEOM – Republic of Korea Consultations discussed on the possible way forward for the further liberalisation of sensitive products including other areas to improve ASEAN Korea Trade in Goods Agreement. The First SEOM - METI Consultations of the Twenty-Sixth ASEAN Economic Ministers Consultations discussed the progress of various activities that are being undertaken in order to facilitate regional economic integration between ASEAN and Japan. The 37th SEOM – Plus Three Consultations deliberated on the draft ASEAN Plus Three Economic Cooperation Work Programme 2021-2022.
The 13th SEOM – Canada Consultations noted on the progress of the Reference Paper for a possible ASEAN-Canada FTA, as it is one of Brunei Darussalam's Priority Economic Deliverables under the strategic thrust recovery in 2021. The 33rd SEOM – India Consultations discussed on the progress of the implementation of the ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and other matters of interest to ASEAN. The Thirty-Ninth SEOM - MOFCOM Consultations exchanged views on the impact of COVID-19 on regional &amp; global economy as well as trade and economic cooperation.
Source: Radio Television Brunei