JAKARTA, INDONESIA, June 11, 2018 – Last Wednesday, Dr Junhong Chang, Director of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), met with H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), at the ASEAN Secretariat office in Jakarta, Indonesia. The heads of the two organizations discussed areas of cooperation which can contribute to financial and economic integration of ASEAN members.
Both sides agreed to enhance cooperation through information exchange and collaboration in regional projects in order to leverage on each other’s knowledge and expertise, with a view to strengthening financial and economic integration in the region.
The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) was established to contribute to securing the economic and financial stability of the ASEAN+3 region, which includes 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and Korea. As an international organization, AMRO fulfils its mandate by conducting macroeconomic surveillance, supporting the implementation of the regional financial arrangements, the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM), and providing technical assistance to the members.