1. The 15th East Asia Summit (EAS) was convened via video conference on 14 November 2020. The Meeting was chaired by His Excellency Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, and attended by the Heads of State/Government and High Representatives of ASEAN Member States, Australia, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of India, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea (ROK), the Russian Federation and the United States of America (U.S.). The Secretary-General of ASEAN was also in attendance. The SecretaryGeneral of the United Nations, and President of the World Bank Group briefed the 15th EAS on global efforts in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and promoting comprehensive recovery.