Viet Nam chairs meeting of ASEAN Committee in Geneva

Update: 10:55 | 16/12/2020
The Permanent Mission of Viet Nam to the United Nations, World Trade Organisation (WTO), and other international organisations, in its capacity as Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Geneva (ACG), organised an online meeting of the committee on December 14.
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Viet Nam chairs meeting of ASEAN Committee in Geneva
Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, head of the Permanent Mission of Viet Nam to the United Nations, World Trade Organisation (WTO), and other international organisations. (Photo: VNA)

This was the last meeting of the committee during Viet Nam’s chairmanship in 2020.

Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, head of the Vietnamese mission, briefed other ambassadors and delegation heads of ASEAN member countries on the outcomes of the 37th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits held in November as well as the achievements posted in 2020 while Viet Nam was ASEAN Chair.

She highlighted Viet Nam’s efforts and initiatives during the year, most notably its proposal to designate December 27 - the birthday of scientist Louis Pasteur - as International Day of Epidemic Preparedness.

Other delegates congratulated Viet Nam on its outstanding fulfilment of the ASEAN Chairmanship in 2020 given the range of difficulties and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

They exchanged views on ASEAN’s role in activities of the UN and other international organisations in Geneva.

Mai said ASEAN ambassadors and delegation heads and officials in Geneva have made all-out efforts to overcome the hurdles, especially COVID-19, and carried out consultations at different levels, thus contributing to promoting ASEAN’s common voice.

At the end of the meeting, Mai handed over the ACG Chairmanship to Brunei Ambassador Dk Mazlizah Pg Hj Mahalee.

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(Source: VNA)