3-5 October 2017 | Palawan, Philippines
The first meeting of the Joint Working Group was co-chaired by Ms. Nguyen Thi Quynh Nga, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Viet Nam, and Mr. Peter Berz, Head of South East Asia Unit, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission. The meeting was preceded by a workshop on the Multilateral Investment Court System, led by the EU with the participation of investment experts. The meeting allowed comprehensive discussions on the content of the framework for a possible region-to-region Free Trade Agreement. Discussions will continue at the second meeting scheduled at the end of January 2018 (in Brussels).