PM suggests ASEAN and its partners consider establishing a social safety net

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday attended the 24th ASEAN+3 Online Summit with leaders of ASEAN countries, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi.

PM suggests ASEAN and its partners consider establishing a social safety net - ảnh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh leads the Vietnamese delegation to attend the 24th ASEAN+3 Online Summit. (Photo:

At the Summit, China, Japan, and South Korea affirmed their continued support for ASEAN initiatives on COVID-19 prevention and control such as the ASEAN COVID-19 Response Fund, the Regional Medical Supplies Reserve, and the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework.

They pledged to continue to provide vaccines and medical equipment to ASEAN countries, strengthen cooperation in vaccine research and development, and support ASEAN countries to improve their health capacity.

ASEAN’s partners affirmed their support for and cooperation with ASEAN in digital transformation, digital economy, e-commerce, and realizing green and sustainable development goals.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh suggested that ASEAN+3 countries promote international multilateral cooperation to effectively control the pandemic, maintain stability and restore sustainable socio-economic development in the region.

He emphasized that ASEAN+3 needs to cooperate in stabilizing the macroeconomic-financial foundations, promoting digital transformation, and supporting people and businesses.

The Prime Minister called on countries to consider the establishment of a social safety net in the region, enhancing social security and safety for the people of ASEAN countries and its partners.

The Prime Minister said ASEAN+3 cooperation should continue to make positive contributions to maintaining peace, security and stability in the region, and asked the Chinese, Japanese and Korean partners to support ASEAN's efforts to build the East Sea into a sea area of peace, friendship and cooperation.

He reiterated ASEAN's willingness to participate in and contribute to supporting the process of dialogue and cooperation for sustainable peace, humanitarian issues, and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

At the end of the meeting, the ASEAN+3 leaders adopted the Declaration on Adolescents and Children Mental Health Cooperation.

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