‘The trade volume of Asean is $3 trillion now and this would double in the next two decades. With a young population, there is also a demographic dividend to be harvested… So, Asean has a significant clout and we have to move beyond geo-political issues’
Asean experts have called for strengthening regional cooperation and intra-regional trade in the wake of rising US-China tensions and the slowdown of the economy in China.
While taking part in a discussion on ‘Strengthening Asean Community in the Indo-Pacific Era,’ held as part of the 11th ERIA Editors Roundtable in Phnom Penh, recently, Chairman of the Asian Vision Institute and Senior Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, Sok Siphana, said it is time the regional grouping thought about trade and investment diversification.
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