ASEAN Chairman issues statement on response to COVID-19

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, as Chairman of ASEAN in 2020, issued a statement on ASEAN’s joint response to the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The statement welcomed the efforts under the framework of ASEAN medical co-operation with its partners (China, Japan and the Republic of Korea), and underlined that ASEAN would enhance co-ordination at both national and regional levels, co-ordinate joint work among relevant sectors for a synchronised and effective approach, and stronger cooperation with the World Health Organisation, partners and international organisations.

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