The ASEAN Heads of Investment Agencies (AHIA) have agreed to work out a common theme to promote and encourage investments that would benefit the region – specifically investments with potential for supply chain. They highlighted ASEAN’s diversity which makes it seemly for such investments and therefore should capitalize on it. Further, they recognized that promotion of ASEAN as a whole would be very advantageous to all.

The AHIA also decided to ensure better coordination of promotion activities in order to attract more investments.

The AHIA came together for the 2nd ASEAN Investment Forum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The event was hosted by the Council for the Development of Cambodia headed by its Secretary General, H.E. Sok Chenda Sophea. The objective of this Forum was to provide a platform for strategic dialogue and sharing of experiences among the AHIA on various investment issues.