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Myanmar Opens ASEAN Economic Meetings

The annual meeting of economic ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations [ASEAN] has opened in Myanmar, with a focus on regional free trade zone talks. Speaking at the opening of the meeting Monday in Naypyidaw, President Thein Sein has expressed hope Myanmar, also known as Burma, will benefit from ASEAN regional integration. At the opening talks Monday, ministers discussed the easing of regional taxes and tariffs and the establishment of regulations for trade ahead of...

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