Nguyen Quoc Dung, Deputy Foreign Minister and head of SOM ASEAN of Viet Nam, as the Chair of the ASEAN and the ASEAN+3 cooperation framework, chaired an online meeting of ASEAN+3 Senior Officials’ Meeting with China, Japan and the Republic of Korea on July 20.
In Vietnam’s capacity as the ASEAN Chair, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung on July 20 chaired an online inter-sectoral meeting of ASEAN senior officials to discuss orientations to building post-2025 ASEAN Community Vision.
Senior officials of ASEAN countries and India agreed to enhance the two sides’ cooperation in various fields at their 22nd annual meeting held online on July 16.
ASEAN foreign ministers released a statement on July 16th, 2020 to extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the Government and people of the People’s Republic of China for the tragedies caused by recent floods in many areas.
Successfully building the ASEAN Community continues to be a top priority despite the difficulties and challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ASEAN member states reiterated at the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM), which was held online on July 16 and chaired by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung.
An online inter-sectoral discussion on building a comprehensive recovery framework for ASEAN was held on July 14 under the chair of Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of the SOM ASEAN Viet Nam.
ASEAN should prioritise the enhancement of connectivity, sustainable and inclusive development, and the improvement of its role in sub-region cooperation, including Mekong collaboration, Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has said.
The ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting-Plus (ADSOM-Plus) was officially held via a video conference in Hanoi on July 7. General Ngo Xuan Lich, Minister of National Defence of Viet Nam attended the event and delivered opening remarks. The ADSOM-Plus was under the chair of Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Defence Minister, and Viet Nam’s ADSOM-Plus Leader.
Foreign Ministers of ASEAN have issued a statement on July 4 offering sympathy and deep condolences to the Government and people of Myanmar over the jade mine landslide in Kachin state that resulted in great fatalities.