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Secretary-General of ASEAN Holds Dialogue with Journalists

11 September 2013

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Bandar Seri Begawan--11 September, 2013: The 2nd ERIA Editors Roundtable "Challenges Ahead: AEC 2015 and Beyond" ended with the dialogue between ASEAN Secretary-General H.E. Le Luong Minh and attending editors, journalists and reporters.

ASEAN SG H.E. Le Luong Minh praised the role of the current ASEAN chair stating that Brunei has promoted the unity and solidarity of ASEAN under the theme of "Our People, Our Future Together."

In commenting on the role of ASEAN chair, H.E. Minh said that Brunei has initiated several programs to push the economic integration of ASEAN as well as the community building. Brunei also promotes the youth's voluntary work.

H.E. Minh answered a wide range of questions from editors and opinion leaders attending the 2nd ERIA Editors Roundtable held here today. The questions and answer session lasted about 90 minutes.

He also touched on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which is an ASEAN-led process. "It is a building block for the ASEAN economic integration," he said, adding that RCEP is not competing with the Trans Pacific Partnership, which is the US-led.

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