1. Economic Ministers from the ten ASEAN Member States and the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of Hong Kong, China (HKC) (“the Ministers”) met on 9 September 2017 in Pasay City, Philippines, for the Second ASEAN Economic Ministers-HKC Consultations (AEM-HKC Consultations). The Consultations were co-chaired by H.E. Ramon M. Lopez, Secretary of Trade and Industry of the Philippines, and Mr Edward Yau Tang-wah, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of HKC.

2. Secretary Edward Yau congratulated ASEAN Ministers on the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, which marked a historic milestone in ASEAN’s regional integration. The Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen economic cooperation between ASEAN and HKC towards shared prosperity and inclusive growth.

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