VN undertakes Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee in Mexico City
17:56 | 18/01/2019

VGP – Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Nguyen Hoai Duong has assumed the position of Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Mexico City (ACMC).

Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Nguyen Hoai Duong (R) and Philippine Ambassador Demetrio R.Tuason

Mr. Duong vowed to do his best to speed up ACMC activities to intensify ASEAN countries’ cooperation with Mexico in all fields, especially in economics, trade, investment, tourism and culture, and to boost collaboration with the other Pacific Alliance members like Chile, Colombia and Peru.

At the handover ceremony, the Ambassadors of Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam reviewed the committee’s activities in 2018 and set tasks for 2019.

The ambassadors reaffirmed the establishment of the ASEAN Community in 2015 have created important and practical benefits to each member country, and contributed to further enhance the position and central role of ASEAN in the region.

Counsellor in charge of ASEAN at the Vietnamese Embassy Tran Thanh Tam reported an action plan of the committee in the first half of 2019, including holding seminars and meetings with the host country’s officials, and cultural exchange activities to enhance friendship between ASEAN and Mexico.

Statistics from the Ministry of Economy of Mexico showed that trade turnover between Malaysia, Indonesia,Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam with Mexico increased by 10% per year and reached US$ 25.51 billion in 11 months of 2018, with a surplus of US$ 21.51 billion toward Southeast Asian countries.

 By Vien Nhu

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