National ASEAN 2020 Committee holds third meeting

Wednesday, 2019-07-10 11:53:25
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Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh speaking at the session (Photo: VGP)
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NDO/VNA – On July 9, the National ASEAN 2020 Committee held its third session under the chair of Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh who is also the chairman of the committee.

At the session, sub-committees reported on the pace of preparation work for the country to assume the Chair of ASEAN in 2020. The preparation covers a wide range of fields, from logistics and protocol issues to communication activities and plans for major events during the year.

The sub-committees also proposed ideas for initiatives that Vietnam will put forth during its term as ASEAN Chair, and gave opinions on the main logo of the year and the building of the website for the Chair of ASEAN 2020.

Concluding the session, Deputy PM Minh commended the committee’s members, sub-committees and related ministries and agencies for their efforts.

He approved the direction of work from now to the committee’s fourth session, which is slated for September, along with the calendar for a number of main events in 2020.

The Deputy PM also adopted the logo design submitted by the sub-committee on communication and cultural affairs and requested that they promptly build the brand identity of ASEAN in order to present it to countries at the 52nd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM 52) and related meetings in Thailand in August.

He urged the committee to accelerate the consultation of related countries on the theme and priorities of the ASEAN 2020 as well as the scheduled date for major conferences in 2020, particularly the 37th ASEAN Summit and Summits with partners.