Attended by more than 20 students, the online lecture centered on inter-relationships between multi-lateral free trade agreements and trade negotiations as well as practical experiences in and tips for trade negotiation. After the session, the students were required to write and submit a journal on trade negotiations.
During the lecture, Mr. Suriyan emphasized that trade negotiations are an important step throughout the complex development, formalization and review of a free trade agreement. He also provided his own experiences and approaches taken in the trade negotiations process. In closing, he took the opportunity to explain the mandate and role of MI in contributing to trade and investment facilitation in the Greater Mekong Subregion.