Brunei To Host ASEAN Summits Via Video Conferencing

Brunei To Host ASEAN Summits Via Video Conferencing

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct 23 (NNN-ANN) – Brunei is set to host the 38th and 39th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits in virtual meetings, via a series of video conferences, amid concerns over the unsettled COVID-19 pandemic situation across the region.

Brunei’s Sultan, Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, as Chair of ASEAN for 2021, will chair all 11 ASEAN summits from Oct 26-28, according to a press statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.

The ASEAN Summit – which carries the theme, ‘We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper’ – is expected to discuss a number of agendas, such as, further strengthening the resilience of the ASEAN Community, towards regional recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic; enhancing preparedness of ASEAN in addressing common challenges; seizing new opportunities in pursuit of shared prosperity; and maintaining cooperation towards achieving the region’s long-term goals.

The 38th and 39th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits will also be joined by leaders of ASEAN and its dialogue partners – The People’s Republic of China, Japan, Republic of Korea, India, the United States, Australia and the Russian Federation.– NNN-ANN


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