The 8th East Asia Forum was held in Da Lat, Viet Nam on 25-27 August 2010. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam hosted the forum which was attended by government officials, business representatives and scholars from ASEAN Member States, People’s Republic of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, and representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat. Her Excellency Nguyen Thi Kin Ngan, Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs of Viet Nam, was the forum’s keynote speaker. The theme of the 8th EAF was ‘Enhancing Connectivity for Greater Regional Integration and Community Building in East Asia.’