Prospects of Economic Relations between Southeast Asia and Latin America: Some Policy Options including Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) - Jakarta, Indonesia
In 12 October 2009, a workshop on "Prospects of Economic Relations between Southeast Asia and Latin America: Some Policy Options including Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)" was held at the ASEAN Hall, ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia attended by over 70 business executives, government officials, ASEAN and Latin American Ambassadors and representatives from the diplomatic corps. The workshop provided a platform for economists, industry professionals and experts from both government and the private sector to discuss the prospects and challenges in enhancing economic relations between the two regions as well as discussed relevant policy recommendations.
Dr. Filemon A. Uriarte, Jr., ASEAN Foundation Executive Director and Mr. Kaname Okada, Chief of Japan Program, Inter-American Development Bank welcomed the participants and H.E. Mr. Sundram Pushpanathan, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Economic Community, delivered the keynote address. Background papers on economic relations between ASEAN and Latin America were presented by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia (CSIS), the United Nations ESCAP and the Philippines’ University of Asia and the Pacific. Experts from relevant organizations shared their views during the panel discussion.