Tourism ministers from ASEAN member countries, who are in Myanmar to attend the 2013 World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia , have committed to implementing tourism standards for the region and a common regional visa to boost tourism growth by up to 20 percent.

A press release at the WEF said the ASE AN tourism ministers are making every effort to promote ASE AN as a destination.

Myanmar is also committed to boosting intra-regional trade with a common visa for ASEAN nationals to be made available next year, it said.

At the forum, Myanmar , Cambodia , Indonesia and the Philippines agreed to work on an ASEAN Common Smart Visa and signed the Statement of Intent on SMART Visa.

The four countries expressed their wishes to work with government agencies and relevant sectors to facilitate travel in the region by developing a common smart visa system.

Themed "Courageous Transformation for Inclusion and Integration”, the WEF brought together over 900 delegates, including over 500 business executives from 55 countries worldwide.

A Vietnamese delegation led by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended the event.-VNA