Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar hold talks on trade issues

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BANGKOK, 21 May 2015 – Officials from Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar have held a discussion addressing trading issues, prior to the integration of the ASEAN Community at the end of this year.

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai chaired the meeting reviewing the development of the East-West Economic Corridor, at the St. Regis Hotel in Bangkok, along with the Lao Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith, the Myanmar Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Thant Kyaw, and the Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ho Xuan Son.

The meeting discussed facilitation and troubleshooting on behalf of multinational transportation utilizing the East-West Economic Corridor for trade, investment, tourism, and personal transport at a sub-regional level, prior to the integration of the ASEAN Community at the end of this year.

The meeting regarded the infrastructure improvement projects along the East-West Economic Corridor such as roads, bridges, and border posts as successful. The meeting also agreed to expedite the introduction of regulations and practices that will facilitate the cross border transport of goods and passengers.