Vietnamese Ambassador to Venezuela Le Viet Duyen joins a webinar from Caracas.
(Photo: VNA)

 

Speaking at the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Venezuela Le Viet Duyen reviewed many outstanding activities that were recorded by ASEAN and the ACC in 2020, as well as highlighted the great success of the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).

Despite facing complicated developments caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic both regionally and globally, Vietnam completed its dual goal for 2020 of both containing the pandemic and ensuring stable socio-economic development, recording GDP growth of 2.91% in the process. This saw the nation among the group of countries with the highest growth rate in the region and worldwide, with the Vietnamese economy growing to the fourth largest in ASEAN.

The ACC under the chairmanship of Vietnam, still managed to hold a broad range of activities during 2020 amid a range of challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America with the primary aim of strengthening ASEAN community cohesion and enhancing its status in the host country.

 For his part, Indonesian Ambassador Imam Edy Muluono expressed his honour at taking on the post of ACC Chairmanship and pledged to promote solidarity and bonds between embassy staff of ASEAN member states in Caracas. This will be done alongside efforts to boost the bloc’s relations with Venezuela through the implementation of more activities throughout its term.

At the even, the ACC leadership board discussed and approved the agenda for the current year with many activities such as introducing the region’s culinary cultural, intensifying sports exchanges, organising ASEAN Family Day, hosting book exhibitions, and launching ASEAN film week. All of which will be done in ways that ensure safety amid the current pandemic./.      

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