A delegation of the Vietnamese Finance Ministry, led by Deputy Minister Truong Chi Trung, attended the 19 th APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings in Moscow on August 28-30.

At the meetings, Vietnam shared its macro-economic issues and concern over regional issues and discussed the issuing of the meeting’s joint statement, as well as other issues of concern, thus contributing to the success of the event. On the sidelines of the event, Deputy Minister Trung had a bilateral working session with his Russian counterpart Sergei Storchak, discussing each country’s macro-economic situation and international and regional issues of common concern.

They signed a memorandum of understanding on enhancement of bilateral cooperation between the two finance ministries.

The 19 th APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting was the most important event in the cooperation process of APEC finance ministers to prepare for the APEC Summit, scheduled for September 2 in Vladivostock city, Russia .

The 20 th meeting will convene in Bali , Indonesia , in September 2013.-VNA