1. The Special ASEAN-Australia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 took place via video conference on 30 June 2020 to discuss ASEAN-Australia cooperation on public health emergencies, especially in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and charting a recovery course towards a sustainable, peaceful and prosperous post COVID-19 region.

2. The Meeting was co-chaired by the Hon. Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, and Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women of Australia. Foreign Ministers and representatives of all ASEAN Member States and the Secretary-General of ASEAN participated in the meeting. Representatives from the ASEAN Senior Officials (SOM), ASEAN Senior Officials for Health Development (SOMHD), ASEAN Senior Economic Officials (SEOM), Senior Officials’ Committee for the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (SOCA), and Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) were also present at the meeting.

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(JUNE 2020) Special ASEAN-Australia Foreign Ministers' Meeting (SAAFMM) on COVID-19