9 September 2020
The 53rd ASEAN Foreign Minister's Meeting began on Wednesday to discuss the fight against coronavirus and other regional issues.
Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin attended the online summit from Nay Pyi Taw together with the Foreign Ministers of 10 Southeast Asian countries. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc gave a speech at the opening ceremony. He said efforts should be invested to control Covid-19 and promote sustained recovery.
He also proposed that the Covid-19 Response Fund should be well utilised and the Regional Reserve of Medical Supplies should be operationalised to raise ASEAN’s response capacity.
He also pointed out the need to promptly help the people and businesses restore production and return their life to normal in order to speed up economic recovery.
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