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.
A preparatory senior economic official’s meeting for the 26th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Retreat (PREP-SEOM for the 26th AEM Retreat) was held in Da Nang city on March 8.
Viet Nam and ASEAN member countries would continuously support and share experience with Timor Leste in preparations for its admission to the bloc, as well as assessing the country’s capability and readiness.