53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Meeting and Related Meetings

08 Sep 2021

53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers AEM Meeting and Related Meetings

Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong is attending the 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Meeting and Related Meetings from 8 to 15 September 2021 via video conference. 

Joint Media Statement: https://asean.org/joint-media-statement-of-the-53rd-asean-economic-ministers-aem-meeting/

The Meeting endorsed the Bandar Seri Begawan Roadmap: An ASEAN Digital Transformation Agenda to Accelerate ASEAN’s Economic Recovery and Digital Economy Integration, which outlines a multi-year plan to deepen ASEAN’s digital integration and connectivity from 2021 to 2025 against the backdrop of COVID-19. This includes conducting a study on an ASEAN Digital Economy Framework Agreement (DEFA) by 2023 and commencing negotiations for the DEFA by 2025, amongst others.

MTI Press Release: https://www.mti.gov.sg/-/media/MTI/Newsroom/Press-Releases/2021/09/Minister-Gan-Kim-Yong-attends-53rd-AEM-and-Related-Meetings.pdf

Photo credit: ASEAN Secretariat

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