Cambodia says ASEAN, Australian FMs to discuss COVID-19 via video conference

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-29 19:05:05|Editor: huaxia

PHNOM PENH, June 29 (Xinhua) -- The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia will hold a special meeting on COVID-19 via video conference on Tuesday, said a Cambodian foreign ministry's statement on Monday.

The statement said Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn will take part in the meeting from his Phnom Penh office.

"The ASEAN and Australian foreign ministers will share experiences and best practice on effective measures in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic," it said.

"They will also discuss ways to further strengthen partnership and cooperation in all areas of mutual interests, especially practical cooperation in public health emergencies and the post COVID-19 economic recovery," it added.

The statement said the meeting will chart future direction for mutual cooperation amid a tough and hectic time of the unprecedented global challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Enditem