ASEAN, Britain FMs to discuss COVID-19 via video conference

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-29 19:30:56|Editor: huaxia

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Britain will hold an open-ended meeting on COVID-19 via video conference on Wednesday, said a Cambodian foreign ministry's statement on Tuesday.

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

The foreign ministers will share experiences and best practice in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the post-COVID-19 economic recovery plans, it said.

They will also discuss ways to further enhance relations and cooperation in all areas of mutual interests, the statement said, adding that regional and global issues of common concern will be also on the agenda.

The statement said the virtual meeting will mark a new step forward in charting the future direction for further enhancement of ASEAN-Britain relations and cooperation in light of the unprecedented global challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit.

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