A Vietnamese delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Cam Tu attended the 3rd Meeting of Economic Ministers of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) held in Manado, Indonesia, on Aug. 14.

The Vietnamese delegates joined others in discussing measures to boost trade exchanges in the group, the region and the world, and exploit their potential to narrow the development gap between countries in the group with other members in ASEAN.

Participants also agreed to accelerate the implementation of agreements reached at the CLMV Summit, and appraised the implementation of the Plan of Action in 2011 and proposal to reach the targets of this year.

They discussed content for the 2012 Plan of Action in the fields of the economy, human resource development and coordination mechanisms among the four countries.

They praised and encouraged their partners and international donors to actively take part in the implementation of the Plan of Action 2011 and 2012.

Trade Minister Cham Prasidh headed the Cambodian delegation to the meeting, while General Director of Foreign Trade, Industry and Commerce Bounsom Phommavihance led the Lao delegation and Minister for Economic Development and National Planning U Tin Naing Thein, the Myanmar delegation./.