The first Africa – ASEAN Business Expo 2017 (AABE 2017) took place in Johannesburg city, South Africa from November 6-8, with hundreds of firms from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam and African countries in attendance.
Hosting APEC Year 2017 is a focus of Vietnam’s external relations activities this year, as well as the country’s most important contribution to fostering APEC co-operation as part of its deeper and more comprehensive international integration strategy.
ASEAN and its three dialogue partners (China, Japan and the Republic of Korea) on September 10 reiterated the further enhancement of economic cooperation to build a stronger ASEAN Plus Three (APT) community.
Measures to strengthen economic ties and trade-investment integration are on the table at the 49th Meeting of the ASEAN Economic Ministers, which opened in Manila, the Philippines on September 7.
The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will play a vital role in Vietnam’s global trade integration, helping the country become a promising business and investment market in ASEAN for European firms.
Member states of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) committed to seeking a new path to promote regional economic and trade integration during a high-level meeting in the Chilean city of Vina del Mar on March 15.
Vietnam will continue reforming its economy, improving the business climate and fully implementing the commitments it has made to the free trade agreements (FTAs), actively contributing to regional economic and trade integration.