China and Asean to focus cooperation on fighting Covid-19 pandemic

  • China
  • Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020

JAKARTA, Sept 15 (Xinhua): China and the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) will focus their cooperation on fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, Chinese Ambassador to Asean Deng Xijun has announced.

At a virtual press conference held here on Monday, Deng said that China, which is among the forerunners in the global Covid-19 vaccine research and Development, will further strengthen information sharing with Asean countries and conduct cooperation in the vaccine research, development, production and distribution.

"For example, the China-Indonesia vaccine cooperation has made good progress. China's Sinovac Biotech and Indonesia's Bio Farma are working together on vaccines," he said.

Deng also said that China and Asean are currently working on a regional financial safety net that stabilises the regional supply and industrial chains as well as the financial sector.

"Asean and China have set a fine example in anti-pandemic cooperation since the outbreak of the Covid-19," he said.

"It has injected a new strong impetus into our future endeavors of building a closer China-Asean community with a shared future," Deng added.

Founded in 1967, the ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Vietnam is the Asean chair for 2020.- Xinhua
Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

China , Asean , Cooperation , Fighting , Cov id-19 , Pandemic


Next In Aseanplus News

Asean countries unite in Laos to make pact and end violence against women
Miss Universe Myanmar 2022 is Zar Li Moe ... model beats 15 other contestants in final held in Yangon
Hamzah: Home Ministry plans platform to tackle cyberbullying
Hishammuddin: LCS mobilisation phase going as planned
China factory activity expands for first time in 3 months, beats expectations in September
Why the rush for GE? Hamzah asks Umno
How blowing hot air propelled Chinese scientists to energy storage breakthrough
How a deadly crush at an Indonesia soccer match unfolded
'Really bad': Verstappen seethes after fuel blunder at Singapore's F1 night extravaganza
Digital registration could solve Sabah's undocumented migrants problem, says Hajiji

Others Also Read