AMM 53: ASEAN-New Zealand Ministerial Meeting run virtually

Thursday, 2020-09-10 21:23:51
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Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung speaks at the meeting. (Photo: Foreign Ministry)
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NDO/VNA – The ASEAN-New Zealand Ministerial Meeting was held online within the framework of the 53rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM-53) and related meetings on September 10.

The two sides shared views on the positive progress in ASEAN-New Zealand cooperation over the past 45 years since their dialogue relationship, especially in five years from the formation of their strategic partnership.

ASEAN foreign ministers spoke highly of New Zealand maintaining regular high-level visits and ASEAN-New Zealand dialogue as well as the country’s support and cooperation for ASEAN’s peace and security. Both sides emphasised their commitment to further strengthening partnership cooperation for full and effective implementation of the ASEAN-New Zealand Action Plan 2016-2020 and the two key strategies of “The people” and “Prosperity”.

ASEAN continues working closely with New Zealand as well as the international community in the overall post-COVID-19 recovery plan, while getting ready for future public health crises.

ASEAN foreign ministers appreciated New Zealand's support for the ASEAN COVID-19 Response Fund. They also welcome New Zealand for contributing NZD37 million to the Global Partnership Project to enhance access to COVID -19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, and NZD7 million to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), thereby supporting fair and transparent distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.