Việt Nam’s year as ASEAN Chair has taken place during an unprecedented time in modern history. Australia has been pleased to support Việt Nam throughout this year, both as a Strategic Partner to Việt Nam and to ASEAN.
Leaders from ASEAN countries, the Republic of Korea (RoK), Japan and China praised the region's international co-ordination in the battle against COVID-19 during a summit on Saturday.
The strategic partnership between the US and ASEAN representing the aspirations of billions of people has never been stronger and is a partnership of “free, equal and independent nations” which respect one another’s sovereignty.
Clinics in communes have improved their healthcare services and facilities to attract more local people and reduce patient overloads at city and province-level hospitals.
Storm Molave, which has killed at least 24 people in central coastal provinces in recent days according to disaster agencies, flooded many localities in Nghệ An Province on Friday.