ASEAN Leaders Urge Cooperation to Rebuild Economies
Note: This article was originally published in China Daily on 28 June 2020. Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi was quoted
Southeast Asian leaders have emphasized on the need for regional cooperation in rebuilding their economies hard-hit by the pandemic.At the 36th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit held on June 26, leaders of the 10-member bloc pledged their “strong commitment” to implement a comprehensive recovery plan that will stabilize the regional economy while keeping COVID-19 at bay. This was one of the highlights in the ‘ASEAN Leaders Vision Statement on a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN: Rising Above Challenges and Sustaining Growth’ that was issued at the end of the virtual summit chaired by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
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