9th EAS Foreign Ministers’ Meeting opens in Bangkok

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh joined foreign ministers of ASEAN member states and the bloc’s eight dialogue partners at the 9th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok on August 2.

Priorities of this year’s event set by host Thailand include strengthening cooperation in the EAS process; ASEAN connectivity, environment conservation, disaster management and security, and promoting areas and activities of common interest such as global health issues, pandemic diseases and maritime cooperation.

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