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36th ASEAN Summit to be held online


HÀ NỘI — The 36th ASEAN Summit will be held online on June 26, the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc will preside over the opening, plenary and special sessions on women’s empowerment in the digital age.

He will also chair dialogues between ASEAN leaders and the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), ASEAN youth representatives and ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC).

Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân will represent Việt Nam to deliver a speech at the special session on women’s empowerment in the digital age, and NA Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng, head of the Vietnamese delegation to AIPA, will attend the dialogue between ASEAN leaders and AIPA. Earlier, a series of preparatory meetings will take place from June 22-24.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh will chair the informal ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting, 26th meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Council and 21st meeting of the ASEAN Political-Security Community Council.

Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh will chair the ministerial meeting of participating countries in negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), while Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Đào Ngọc Dung will chair the 23rd meeting of the ASEAN Cultural-Social Community Council. — VNS

Published : June 23, 2020

By : Viet Nam News/ANN