Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (standing) speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)
Speaking at the event, Minh, who is also chairman of the committee, lauded ministries, agencies and its sub-committees for upholding the spirit of solidarity and responsiveness, actively proposing measures to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic while promoting cooperation initiatives within ASEAN as well as between the bloc and partners.
The session was designed to review the progress of initiatives during ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020 and discuss orientations for future tasks, especially preparations for the 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings slated for November.
Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is Secretary General of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee, said tasks during the Chairmanship Year have basically met the schedules and requirements.
He also offered proposals to help Vietnam take the lead in realising initiatives and outcomes of the ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020.
Representatives from ministries, agencies and localities vowed to make careful preparations for the 37th ASEAN Summit and earn the best results for the remaining tasks this year.
Concluding the event, Minh asked the sub-committees, ministries and agencies to fulfill assigned tasks before the ASEAN Chairmanship is handed over to another country.
They were also required to work with the ASEAN 2020 Secretariat on the agenda and reception for the 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings and ensure their safety./.