Mr. Masataka Fujita, Secretary General of the AJC attended the 19th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Plus Three Consultations, which was held in Vientiane, Lao PDR on August 4, 2016. He participated in the meeting with H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary General of the ASEAN-China Centre and H.E. Mr. Kim Young-sun, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre.
The Secretaries General of the three Centres were invited to the meeting to share their ideas and proposals with the ASEAN Plus Three Economic Ministers to enhance the capacity of micro small medium enterprises (MSMEs) in ASEAN through collaboration with the three Centres. They also shared their ideas on how MSMEs in ASEAN can promote their linkages to businesses in Japan, China and Korea, respectively.