HANOI, July 21 — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, Japan and South Korea (ASEAN+3) have agreed to promote effective cooperation in order to improve capacity coping with COVID-19 while minimising its impact and promoting recovery and sustainable development.

This is a key result of the ASEAN+3 Senior Officials’ Meeting held on Monday in form of video conference under the chair of Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, Xinhua news agency cited Vietnam News Agency (VNA) report.

The ASEAN suggested that China, Japan and South Korea enhance coordination in the research and production of vaccines against COVID-19, as well as in regional common efforts to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.

The participants also committed to promoting regional economic linkage and striving to complete the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as scheduled, said the report.


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