Showcasing their staunch determination and political commitment to battle the global pandemic, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has taken several measures, holding regular meetings and discussions via video conferencing being one among them.
The talks and meetings provide the member states to adopt a co-operative and co-ordinated stance to stem the spread of COVID-19. As part of the same commitment, the Special ASEAN Summit and the Special ASEAN, China, Japan and South Korea (ASEAN Plus Three countries or 10+3) Summit on COVID-19 Response are scheduled to take place on April 14.
The Summits will take place through video conferencing, with Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, in his capacity as ASEAN Chair 2020. The news was confirmed by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Quoc Dung.
Nguyen Quoc Dung said, “We are determined to work closely and actively with ASEAN partners and the international community, to mitigate the adverse impacts of COVID-19. We pledge ASEAN’s high priority in dealing with this dangerous disease and urge the international community to support ASEAN in this effort.”