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ASEAN countries discussed the development of the post-coronavirus world

14.11.2020 199 просмотров

At the summit, South Korea's leader urged ASEAN+3 countries to prepare for the post-coronavirus era.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries should strengthen cooperation in the field of health and the economy. This was announced on Saturday by the President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in, during the ASEAN+3 online summit.

“The coronavirus pandemic is dragging on, as a result of which the number of problems that need to be solved by joint efforts is growing,” the South Korean leader emphasized. “ There needs to be a transparent system of operational coordination in order to prepare for new outbreaks of infectious diseases that may occur at any time.”

On the topic of the economy, Moon Jae-in also called on ASEAN to begin "proactive preparations" for the post-coronavirus era. He pointed to rising protectionism in world trade, uncertainty in stock markets, and the possibility of a sharp increase in socio-economic stratification due to the accelerating transition to digital economy.

“These problems are difficult to solve by the forces of one state. We must strengthen the economy and direct our joint mental strength to find a way to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth,   He expressed his hope that the ASEAN+3 group will make a significant contribution to the development of the world economy in the post-coronavirus era.

The ASEAN+3 format brings together members of the regional bloc of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines), as well as Japan, China and the Republic of Korea.

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