JAKARTA, 29 May 2020 - How Southeast Asia is moving toward reopening when the COVID-19 pandemic subsides tops the May 2020 edition of "ASEAN Today." Raissa Chentami of The Indonesia Channel anchors the program from Jakarta. She also reports on Thailand's remodelling to bring tourists back, and how four children in the Philippines are cooking [...]
ASEAN-China Economic Ministers’ Joint Statement on Combating the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Enhancing ACFTA Cooperation
1. The ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) and the Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China recognize the tireless efforts and significant contributions made by organizations and individuals in response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic and reaffirm their commitment to work closely in the fight against this pandemic and its adverse impact on [...]
1. The 32nd ASEAN-Australia Forum was held via videoconference on 18 May 2020 to discuss the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and our shared commitment to advancing the ASEAN-Australia Strategic Partnership. At a time of global uncertainty, continued cooperation between ASEAN and Australia to promote an open, stable and prosperous region remains vital. In this [...]
JAKARTA, 20 May 2020 - The ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) held their first webinar on May 20, underscoring the linkages of biodiversity and health and regional efforts to integrate biodiversity conservation into the COVID-19 response. Gathering a panel of experts, the webinar entitled “Biodiversity and Preventing Future Pandemics” took [...]
KUALA LUMPUR, 19 May 2020 - The ASEAN Emergency Operations Centre Network for Public Health Emergencies (ASEAN EOC Network) hosted another video conference among ASEAN Member States (AMS) health officials focusing on major government policies for containment, mitigation, and recovery phases in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials from Thailand and Viet Nam described the implementation [...]
The ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting met virtually on 15 May 2020 to further discuss the defence sector’s response to COVID-19, the impact of the pandemic on regional security and the way forward for defence cooperation.