Top level ASEAN meeting in Chiang Rai

CHIANG RAI, 25 March 2018: Thailand’s Finance Ministry will host the 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting (AFMM) under the theme of “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability.”

According to Thailand’s National News Bureau the event will be hosted 3 to 5 April along with the 5th ASEAN Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting (AFMGM). The meetings will focus on connectivity and sustainability and cyber security.

Participants will focus on integration of payment systems and services, the use of local currencies for product and service payment and investment, transnational electronic money transfers and the use of universal QR codes for payment in Southeast Asia.

Also, ASEAN member states will discuss the role of financial sectors to deliver the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and to promote access to financial services.

Participants will discuss cybersecurity and joint efforts to regulate digital assets.

(Source: NBT)