Deputy Foreign Minister and head of the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) Viet Nam Nguyen Quoc Dung on April 6 held phone talks with acting Australian Deputy Foreign Minister and head of the SOM Australia on ASEAN and East Asia Summit (EAS) Justin Hayhurst to discuss joint work via regional cooperation mechanisms amid the complicated developments of COVID-19.
Co-Chairs Statement of the ASEAN-United States High-Level Interagency Video Conference on Cooperation to Counter COVID-19
A teleconference of senior officials of ASEAN and the US was held on April 1 to promote coordination between the two sides in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and public health challenges.
The first teleconference of the ASEAN Coordinating Council Working Group on Public Health Emergencies was held on March 31 under the chair of Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) Viet Nam.
Speech by H.E. Mr. Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of Viet Nam at the ASEAN-EU Ministerial Online Conference on responding to COVID-19
ASEAN and the EU can work together to assure that our nationals who stay or work in each other’s regions are provided with necessary information on appropriate health safety measures and if they get infected, they will be duly treated.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, in his capacity as ASEAN 2020 Chair, has affirmed that Viet Nam will continue working closely with ASEAN member states, partners, the World Health Organisation and the international community in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
On 19 March, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent a letter to Leaders of ASEAN Member States and New Zealand on rescheduling the 36th ASEAN Summit and the ASEAN-New Zealand Leaders’ Summit.
The Organizing Committee for the ASEAN Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting would like to announce:
Remarks on the postponement of the 36th ASEAN summit and related meetings by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Viet Nam Le Thi Thu Hang
On 17 March 2020, in response to media’s questions about the organization of the ASEAN summit and related meetings, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said:
The 26th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)’ Retreat has approved Viet Nam’s 12 prioritised initiatives on economic cooperation in ASEAN during the ASEAN Chairman Year 2020.