Vietnam ready to share experience, resources in COVID-19 response: PM

(VOVWORLD) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Monday chaired the online Special ASEAN+3 Summit on COVID-19 response, following the success of the Special ASEAN Summit on the same issue.

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Attending the event were leaders of ASEAN member states, Republic of Korean President Moon Jae-in, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Japanese PM Abe Shinzo and the WHO’s General Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

In the spirit of “Cohesive and Responsive”, the ASEAN Community is working closely with partners and international community to contain the pandemic, Mr. Phuc said, adding that timely and drastic efforts by governments of ASEAN countries and China, Japan and the RoK to curb the epidemic spread have achieved initial but encouraging results.

The PM affirmed that ASEAN+3 countries enjoy the tradition of close cooperation, effectively coping with economic challenges, disasters and epidemics, including SARS in 2003.

He expressed his belief that the summit will reach important outcomes, affirming the highest determination to effectively cope with and promptly drive back the epidemic, restore socio-economic stability, and ensure peaceful lives of the people, in which China, Japan and the RoK play important roles.

The partner countries pledged to join hands with ASEAN in responding to epidemics, particularly the production of a COVID-19 vaccine, sharing of  experience in treatment methods, and providing medical equipment.

“Vietnam has learned experience and lessons from other countries and shared our own experience in the fight against COVID-19. Considering fighting COVID-19 fighting an enemy, we have mobilized the entire population in this battle and pursued the principle of ‘never leave anyone behind’. Vietnam is ready to provide scientific and technological support to other ASEAN countries and ASEAN+3 such as test kits, protective suits, gloves, and face masks,” said Prime Minister Phuc at a press conference after the meeting.