1. The 6th Mekong-Japan Economic Ministers Meeting was held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 27th August 2014. The meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Dr. Kan Zaw, Minister for National Planning and Economic Development, Myanmar, and H.E. Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan and attended by Economic Ministers and representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam, as well as the Secretary-General of ASEAN. Business representatives of 7th Mekong-Japan Industry and Government Dialogue and Executive Director of ERIA also attended.

2. The Ministers well-noted the steady growth of both trade and investment relationship between Mekong sub-region and Japan; total trade between Mekong sub-region and Japan in 2013 was JPY 8.4 trillion increased by 9% (USD 84.7 billion decreased by 11%) from 2012. Foreign direct investment flow between Mekong sub-region and Japan also increased by 406% to JPY 1.3 trillion (USD 13.5 billion increased by 314%) in 2013.

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