Vietnamese Prime Minister to chair upcoming ASEAN Summit

Update: 09:18 | 06/11/2020
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will play host to the 37th upcoming ASEAN Summit and related meetings, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is set to host the 37th upcoming ASEAN Summit and related meetings. (Photo: VGP)

Other meetings will include ASEAN + 1 (with China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, India, the United States, Australia and the United Nations), ASEAN + 3 (with China, Japan, the Republic of Korea), and the 15th East Asia Summit.

Vietnam will also host a summit between ASEAN and New Zealand to mark 45 years of their partnership, a summit of countries participating in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, a Mekong-Japan summit, a RoK-Mekong summit, the 10th Cambodia – Laos - Myanmar – Vietnam Cooperation Summit, and a high-level meeting of the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Area.

Other sideline activities will include an ASEAN women’s leadership summit, an ASEAN business and investment summit, and an East Asia business meeting.

During the these summits and meetings, the Prime Ministers of ASEAN countries and their partners will examine the process of building the ASEAN Community and undertaking ASEAN priorities and initiatives in 2020, as well as promoting ASEAN partnerships.

They will also discuss regional and global issues of mutual concern to increase ASEAN’s central role in addressing these issues, especially in the post- COVID-19 period.

These meetings will be held in the online format, said Duong Hoai Nam, deputy spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, at a regular press briefing of the ministry in Ha Noi on November 5.

Up to now, Nam said ASEAN has basically completed priorities and initiatives set for 2020, including a mid-term assessment of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, a review of the implementation of the ASEAN Charter, and the issuing of the Ha Noi Declaration regarding the ASEAN Community Vision 2025.

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