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4TH INFORMAL AEM-CER CONSULTATIONS HELD IN SINGAPORE.
Asean, Australian and New Zealand Trade ministers gather for the Signing Ceremony for the Extension of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Standards and Conformance between Asean and the CER (Closer Economics Relations) countries to Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar held in Singapore on October 1. Seated from right to left are the following trade ministers: Myanmar's General David O Abel, Lao's Bountiem Phissamay and new comer to AEM, Cambodia's Cham Prasidh. Standing from right to left are the following trade ministers: Singapore's George Yeo who is also the current AEM Chairman, New Zealand's Lockwood Smith, Australia's Mark Vaile, Brunei's Abdul Rahman Taib, Vietnam's Truong Dinh Tuyen and Asean Secretariat Rodolfo Severino. The ministers are in Singapore attending the 31st AEM Meetings and other related meetings which end on Saturday.