The 22 nd World Economic Forum on East Asia, hosted by Myanmar for the first time, began its first session in the Myanmar capital city of Nay Pyi Taw on June 5.

During the event that features travel and tourist, tourism officials from Myanmar , Cambodia , Indonesia and the Philippines agreed to work on ASEAN Common Smart Visa and signed the Statement of Intent on Smart Visa.

They expressed their wish to work with relevant Government agencies to facilitate travel in the region by developing a common smart visa system.

According to a press release issued on the day, the statement of intent is part of joint efforts to improve growth of national and regional travel and tourist sectors along with social integration.

On the day, travel and tourist high-level meetings took place, aiming at accelerating ASEAN's integration and dialogue with Myanmar on business and energy development.

Themed “Courageous Transformation for Inclusion and Integration”, the three-day forum draws over 900 delegates, including over 500 business executives from 55 countries nationwide.-VNA