Digital vaccine cert proposed for Asean economic relief


KUALA LUMPUR: Asean economic ministers have proposed a common digital vaccine certificate to speed up the reopening of hardest-hit sectors such as tourism, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.

He, however, said there was no specific timeline set for when the common digital vaccine certificate would be introduced, as the matter would be brought up at the health ministers level meeting.

“This is a new proposal, I was informed (about it) by Brunei as chairman.

“There is no timeline imposed but I believe if it can be finalised in the near future, it will facilitate movements among Asean members, ” he said after the 27th Asean Economic Ministers Retreat here yesterday.Azmin, who is also International Trade and Industry Minister, said during the meeting, the ministers also discussed the progress of the Asean Comprehensive Recovery Framework implementation as the region’s recovery tool.

He said the ministers pledged to explore all avenues to deepen and broaden regional integration in areas of mutual interest that would contribute to the sustainability of livelihoods and regional economic resilience in Asean and beyond. — Bernama

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