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In response to ASEAN member states' economic recovery plan for post-pandemic period the ASEAN BAC believed the voice of the private sector is important in ensuring barriers to greater economic integration are removed while MSMEs which are the backbone of the ASEAN ASEAN has found itself in a battle of narratives between China and the United States as they seek to fight the Covid-19 pandemic The question is how long the grouping can continue to get the best of both worlds when it comes to major power attention US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and ASEAN Foreign Ministers held a Special ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Coronavirus

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Disruptions to tourism trade and production All ASEAN Member States are feeling the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 In the early stages of the pandemic the rapid spread of the virus in China led to the disruption of supply chains and freezing demand limiting the flows of travel trade and investment

1 Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that ASEAN launch a scenario for gradually reopening cross-border travel and trade between countries in the region He said ASEAN has had more success combating Covid-19 compared to other regions The prime minister's request was made at the virtual 36th ASEAN Summit under the theme "Cohesiveness and Responsiveness"

In addition to the health crisis the pandemic is also taking a toll on the economies by severely disrupting socio-economic activities co-operation and exchange in many fields especially between ASEAN member states and among ASEAN and its external partners The growth rate of all ASEAN members is predicted to sharply decline and some ASEAN countries will inevitably suffer negative growth

"ASEAN leaders having done almost nothing for years should dramatically rethink their approach to the Rohingya crisis " said Brad Adams Asia director at Human Rights Watch "A coordinated regional response is desperately needed to protect Rohingya in Myanmar in refugee camps abroad and at sea while pressing Myanmar to take the steps necessary for them to return home safely "

In addition to the health crisis the pandemic is also taking a toll on the economies by severely disrupting socio-economic activities co-operation and exchange in many fields especially between ASEAN member states and among ASEAN and its external partners The growth rate of all ASEAN members is predicted to sharply decline and some ASEAN countries will inevitably suffer negative growth

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The 20 February ASEAN-China foreign ministers meeting in Vientiane Laos was a watershed in bringing together China and ASEAN member states to combat the COVID-19 epidemic Driven by security and economic interests ASEAN and China decided to expand collaboration in many areas to address mutual concerns in public health security

He appreciated ASEAN member states' efforts in fighting the pandemic and believed ASEAN countries would soon push back the pandemic At the ASEAN Defence Retreat in February the defence leaders agreed that in spite of the pandemic the member states still commit to ASEAN defence co-operation within the planned framework In fact the ASEAN

Joint NGO statement on the United Nations' COVID-19 response Thursday 09 April 2020 The COVID-19 crisis is powerfully demonstrating the ways in which the human rights of all people are interdependent and interrelated and that ensuring a safe and enabling environment for civil society to promote protect and seek accountability for violations of these rights should be a universal commitment

The Hanoi Plan of Action is expected to encourage ASEAN member states to be more proactive in implementing concrete steps such as the use of Affixed Signature and Stamp (ASnS) maintain smooth trade flows amid social distancing policies optimize ASEAN Single Window as a platform for exchanging trade administration documents and increase use of digital technology and Industrial Revolution 4

We remain committed to working closely with member states and China towards the early conclusion of an effective and substantive Code of Conduct in the South China Sea " he said The Philippines is currently the dialogue coordinator between China and the ASEAN on negotiations for a code of conduct aimed at preventing disputes from escalating into an armed conflict Duterte's spokesperson

COVID-19 is the gravest public health crisis that mankind is facing in this century It is critical for ASEAN to mount a united response because of how connected and interdependent we are Four of the world's 10 busiest air routes are between ASEAN Member States and we also have the world's busiest land crossing the causeway between Johor Bahru and Singapore

The EU together with its 27 Members States is a forceful defender of a coordinated multilateral response We have wholeheartedly embraced the UN Secretary General's call for a global cease-fire and we are actively helping to prevent escalation of violence during the pandemic This week's Team Europe package to assist our partners and protect the vulnerable forms part of this continued

ASEAN Member States encouraged the United States to support the COVID-19 ASEAN Response Fund to address COVID-19 and future public health emergencies and the planned establishment of a Regional Reserve of Medical Supplies to enable rapid response to emergency medical supply needs as well as to strengthen regional cooperation mechanisms on health including the relevant East Asia Summit (EAS

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1 Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that ASEAN launch a scenario for gradually reopening cross-border travel and trade between countries in the region He said ASEAN has had more success combating Covid-19 compared to other regions The prime minister's request was made at the virtual 36th ASEAN Summit under the theme "Cohesiveness and Responsiveness"

The United States continues to provide generous support to ASEAN nations to assist them to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic We urge all countries to embrace full and transparent information sharing Transparency saves lives suppression puts them at risk During this meeting I was pleased to announce the U S -ASEAN Health Futures initiative to enhance our efforts in health security through

As the leader in the global health and humanitarian response to COVID-19 the United States has acted swiftly to support our ASEAN partners in combating the COVID-19 virus Since the outbreak began the U S government has provided approximately $18 3 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to ASEAN Member States

As the leader in the global health and humanitarian response to COVID-19 the United States has acted swiftly to support our ASEAN partners in combating the COVID-19 virus Since the outbreak began the U S government has provided approximately $18 3 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to ASEAN Member States Globally as of March 26 2020 the United States is providing

The 20 February ASEAN-China foreign ministers meeting in Vientiane Laos was a watershed in bringing together China and ASEAN member states to combat the COVID-19 epidemic Driven by security and economic interests ASEAN and China decided to expand collaboration in many areas to address mutual concerns in public health security

The Special Video Conference was convened by the Republic of Indonesia in its capacity as the chair of the ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting to enhance cooperation between ASEAN and the US on the response towards the COVID-19 pandemic The attendees comprised Health Ministers from ASEAN Member States US Secretary of Health and Human Services and the ASEAN Secretary General

As the leader in the global health and humanitarian response to COVID-19 the United States has acted swiftly to support our ASEAN partners in combating the COVID-19 virus Since the outbreak began the U S government has provided approximately $18 3 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to ASEAN Member States Globally as of March 26 2020 the United States is providing

WE the Ministers of Health of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) Member States namely Brunei on 30 April 2020 through a Special Video Conference of Health Ministers of ASEAN and U S in Enhancing Cooperation on COVID-19 Response our collective commitment and cooperation to stop the global pandemic of COVID-19 and associated public health emergencies by enhancing

The 20 February ASEAN-China foreign ministers meeting in Vientiane Laos was a watershed in bringing together China and ASEAN member states to combat the COVID-19 epidemic Driven by security and economic interests ASEAN and China decided to expand collaboration in many areas to address mutual concerns in public health security

Việt Nam's COVID-19 crisis response can increase opportunities for the country to emerge as a leader at regional and global levels In addition to carrying out its significant and important responsibilities as a Non-Permanent Member of the United Nations (UN) Security Council for the 2020-21 period and as the ASEAN Chair in 2020 Việt Nam has so far done remarkably well in responding to

The COVID-19 Active Response and Expenditure Support (CARES) Program is funded through the COVID-19 pandemic response option (CPRO) under ADB's Countercyclical Support Facility CPRO was established as part of ADB's USD20 billion expanded assistance for developing member countries' COVID-19 response which was announced on April 13th

A high-priority project is the establishment of an ASEAN COVID-19 response fund which could be used to help member states purchase medical supplies and protective suits Thailand has pledged to contribute $100 000 and ASEAN partners including China Japan and South Korea were expected to announce contributions after the terms of the fund were recently finalized a senior Southeast Asian