Upcoming ASEAN Summits to run virtually given COVID-19

Sunday, 2021-10-24 15:14:53
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At the 37th ASEAN Summit hosted by Vietnam in 2020. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Brunei will host the 38th and 39th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits virtually via 11 video conferences on October 26-28 amid concerns over the unsettled COVID-19 situation across the region, informed the Brunei Prime Minister's Office on October 23.

Accordingly, the ASEAN Summit, which carries the theme "We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper", is expected to discuss on a number of agendas such as further strengthening the resilience of the ASEAN Community towards regional recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic; enhancing the preparedness of ASEAN in addressing common challenges; seizing new opportunities in pursuit of shared prosperity; and maintaining cooperation towards achieving the region's long-term goals.

The event will be joined by the leaders of ASEAN and its dialogue partners including China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, India, US, Australia, and Russia.