33rd ASEAN-Australia Forum opens

Thursday, 2021-03-18 10:40:43
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Head of Vietnam's ASEAN SOM and Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The 33rd ASEAN-Australia Forum took place via videoconference on March 17.

Speaking at the event, head of Vietnam's ASEAN SOM Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, on behalf of ASEAN member states, stressed that given complexities facing the regional economy, ASEAN and Australia should strive to maintain the momentum of regional economic linkages, coordinate an effective implementation of important agreements.

ASEAN member states lauded Australia’s commitments and effective cooperation, as well as the country's active engagements and support to ASEAN’s efforts to promote dialogues and sustain regional stability and prosperity, and response to emerging challenges.

ASEAN and Australia agreed to work together in implementing their Plan of Action for 2020-2024, while affirming to continue working closely together in contribution to maintaining peace and stability in the region, including security and stability in the East Sea/South China Sea.