ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
Asean economic ministers meet
Indonesian Vice President Boediono is scheduled to open the 43rd ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting at the Novotel Hotel in Manado, Indonesia at 1 p.m. local time today.
Delegates from the US and Russia will join the meeting for the first time as partner states. The meeting hopes to produce a recommendation for Asean leaders who will come together in November.
All 500 participants, including ministers and delegates, will attend the opening ceremony.
"As scheduled, the Vice President will open the meeting," Finance Ministry director for international trade cooperation Gusmardi Bustami said Wednesday.
Earlier, Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said that the nations present at the meeting represented 43 percent of the world economy.
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