Negara anggota Komuniti Ekonomi ASEAN (AEC) akan meneliti potensi perjanjian perdagangan bebas (FTA) antara ASEAN dan Kesatuan Ekonomi Eurasia (EAEU) pada mesyuarat pegawai kanan ekonomi ASEAN (SEOM), Ogos ini.
A meeting of Asean Senior Economic Offcials (SEOM) in August will evaluate the potential of a free trade agreement between the regional grouping and the Eurasian Economic Union(EAEU). Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said Malaysia needs to obtain consensus from among the other Asean members ٞrst and only then can discussions with Russia and the four other EAEU countries be initiated.
Regional businesses welcome the strengthening of private sector's role in AEC 2025 but call for tangible results. ASEAN Business Club and regional companies expressed support for the ASEAN Economic Community 2025 Vision to realise a highly integrated community with a peoplecentred agenda. They welcomed the strengthening of private sector's role in the next ten years of ASEAN Economic Community building.