Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired the online Special ASEAN+3 Summit with China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) on April 14 on the COVID-19 response, following the success of the Special ASEAN Summit on the same issue.
The ASEAN Special Summit and the ASEAN+3 Special Summit on COVID-19 Response was held online on April 14. Viet Nam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presided over these summits as ASEAN Chair 2020.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chairman of ASEAN 2020, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Special Summit on COVID-19 Response in Hanoi on April 14 morning.
On April 14, Viet Nam's Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh wrote an article titled "ASEAN’s cooperation to combat COVID-19: Strength in unity". Below is the article in full.
On 10 April, Viet Nam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs made an announcement on the Special ASEAN Summit and the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on COVID-19.
The ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) held its 25th meeting in the form of a video conference on April 9 under the chair of the council’s chairman - Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.
Vietnam, as ASEAN 2020 Chair, has been proactively promoted joint efforts of the 10-member group in the fight against COVID-19 with the spirit of "cohesive and responsive", said Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung at a press conference in Hanoi on April 9.
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.