WE, the Ministers of Health of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) Member States, namely, Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, and the United States (U.S.) Secretary for Health and Human Services, discussed and reaffirmed on 30 April 2020 through a Special Video Conference of Health Ministers of ASEAN and U.S. in Enhancing Cooperation on COVID-19 Response, our collective commitment and cooperation to stop the global pandemic of COVID-19 and associated public health emergencies by enhancing preparedness, prevention, detection and response.

EXPRESSING our deep condolences on the tragic loss of lives due to COVID-19, extending sympathies to those suffering from or endangered by this crisis, and gratitude and support to all medical, health and other frontline personnel as we continue to fight the pandemic;

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