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.
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.