The members of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) met in Caracas to study their convergence with Southeast Asia.

At the latest SELA meeting, held in March 2016, the report entitled “Analysis of the Economic Relations of Latin America and the Caribbean with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)”—which served as the basis for the exchange of views and discussions—was presented.

Representatives of SELA member states and from embassies of ASEAN member states, together with leading experts in the field, met with the aim of assessing the opportunities and challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean when it comes to promoting and diversifying economic relations with ASEAN member countries.

Furthermore, they delved into other areas such as the strengthening of the ASEAN Political-Security Community, the sociocultural scenario of integration, and economic relations between the subregional integration mechanisms of the two blocs.