1 ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) and the Ministers of Australia and New Zealand (Closer Economic Relations – CER) met i n Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 26 August 2014 for the Nineteenth AEM‐CER Consultations, which were co‐chaired by H.E. D r. Kan Zaw, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development, Myanmar; the Honourable Mr. Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade and Investment, Australia; and the Honourable Mr. Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, New Zealand.

2 ASEAN welcomed the commemoration of its 40th anniversary of Dialogue Relations with Australia this year, and with New Zealand in 2015, and welcomed the strengthening of its partnership with the CER countries.

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