PM Phuc calls on ASEAN+3 countries to demonstrate solidarity against COVID-19
15:15 | 14/04/2020
VGP - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chair of ASEAN 2020, presides over the Special ASEAN+3 Summit on COVID-19 this afternoon.

PM Phuc warmly welcomes ASEAN colleagues, Excellency President of the ROK Moon Jae-in, Excellency Premier of the State Council of China Li Keqiang and Excellency Prime Minister of Japan Abe Shinzo (and Excellency ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus) to the Special ASEAN+3 Summit on COVID-19. Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

He said "We are now faced with unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19. The pandemic has spread through over 200 countries and territories and adversely affected the socio-economic life of many countries, and we, the ASEAN+3 countries, are no exception." Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu
Building on the spirit of “Cohesive and Responsive”, the ASEAN Community is working closely with our Partners and the international community in combating the pandemic. The timely and vigorous effort of the Governments of ASEAN, China, Japan and the ROK to contain the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 over the last months has yielded encouraging initial results, according to PM Phuc. Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu
The ASEAN+3 countries have long enjoyed excellent cooperation in effectively responding to economic challenges, natural disasters and epidemics, including the SARS outbreak in 2003. Amidst the adversities presented by COVID-19, we need to uphold this tradition, and demonstrate the spirit of solidarity and concerted effort to overcome this difficult chapter. Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu
The Vietnamese Government chief looks forward to the fruitful outcomes of the Summit today, which shall be vivid testament to the highest level of commitment and determination of ASEAN+3 countries in strengthening coordinated response to subdue the pandemic, restoring socio-economic stability and ensuring the well-being and livelihood of our people. Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

By Quang Hieu

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