Vietnam’s top diplomat tipped that ASEAN Foreign Ministers will issue the Statement on the importance of maintaining peace and stability in Southeast Asia on the ASEAN Day of August 8, 2020.
With the “Think Community, Act Community” approach, Vietnam will continue to work closely with ASEAN state members and external partners and the international community to build a united and resilient ASEAN Community, Vietnam’s top diplomat has stated.
|Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh speakes at the flag-hoisting ceremony to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of ASEAN’s founding in Hanoi, August 7, 2020. Photo: MOFA|
“Shoulder to shoulder, we can rise above any challenges and move ASEAN forward,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh at the flag-hoisting ceremony to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of ASEAN’s founding in Hanoi Friday morning.
|DPM Pham Binh Minh and participants at the flag-hoisting ceremony. Photo: MOFA|
Mr. Minh noted that under Vietnam’s Chairmanship, ASEAN has taken well-coordinated measures to collectively respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, protect the health of our peoples, cushion the negative impacts on our economies, and prepare for a comprehensive recovery to emerge from the pandemic.