During the closing ceremony yesterday, Asean chairman for 2020 Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc reiterated the bloc’s strong commitment to multilateralism, dialogue, Asean centrality, and shaping an inclusive rules-based regional architecture.
Phuc also expressed his confidence in Brunei’s chairmanship in 2021.
Hassanal congratulated Phuc and the government on successfully chairing Asean during a very challenging year.
He said despite the disruptions, Vietnam has guided Asean in fulfiling its promise of being “cohesive and responsive”. — Borneo Bulletin/ANN