The signing ceremony of the instruments of accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) by Colombia, Cuba and South Africa was held online on November 10.
ASEAN Foreign Ministers reiterated the grouping’s resolve to resume negotiations on the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) with China, during the 22nd ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Council Meeting held online on November 10.
ASEAN has continued to move firmly and collectively towards the goal of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, while dealing with emerging challenges, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said on November 10.
The 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings, slated for November 12-15, are the most important activity of ASEAN this year, attracting widespread attention both inside and outside of the region, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and General Secretary of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee, Nguyen Quoc Dung, said on November 9.
Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung chaired the fifth meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Working Group on Public Health Emergencies (ACCWG-PHE) on November 9 via a video conference.
The ASEAN Senior Officials’ Preparatory Meeting took place via videoconference on November 9 to look into preparations for the 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings, slated for later this week.
Press Conference on the 37th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits
ASEAN Member States are deeply saddened by the loss of lives, injuries, impact on livelihoods and extensive damage to properties in Cambodia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam caused by heavy floods and landslides from the storms that hit the Southeast Asian region.
Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung chairs Fourth meeting of ACC Working Group on Public Health Emergencies
Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of the ASEAN SOM of Viet Nam, the ASEAN Chair 2020, chaired the fourth meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Working Group on Public Health Emergencies (ACCWG-PHE) on October 14 via a video conference.