Finance ministers from Asia and Europe will explore ways of boosting trade and investment between the two regions when they meet at the 10th Asia-Europe Finance Ministers' Meeting today in Bangkok.
Somchai Sujjapongse, the director general of the Fiscal Policy Office, said senior officials representing 43 member countries yesterday agreed that encouraging trade between the two regions is critical. "Also, there was agreement that there is fiscal space among Asian countries to help boost growth," he said.
"The question is how to encourage the business sectors of the two regions to increase cross-investment, particularly from Asia to Europe."
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