1. The ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) and the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan express serious concern over the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and extend their deepest sympathies to the people all over the world who have been affected by the disease. They also commend the tireless efforts and significant contribution of organizations and individuals in controlling the spread of the virus and in dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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