Updates - Asean

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday affirmed complete support for the ‘ASEAN Outlook on Indopacific’ initiative introduced by Indonesia and said Japan will adopt it.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani said member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) need to step up cooperation as they make efforts to deal with the impact of the novel  coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo--(Antara/Business Wire)- On 20 August 2020, the ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC) together with the ASEAN Committee in Tokyo (ACT), which consists of the ASEAN Ambassadors to Japan, organized the ASEAN 53rd Anniversary Symposium online under the theme of “Beyond Covid-19: Moving into the New Normal” where participants joined from both Japan and ASEAN Member States. 

Jakarta (ANTARA) - AICHR Indonesia encouraged the Association of Nations in Southeast Asia (ASEAN) to immediately establish a special refugee protection body, as several Southeast Asian nations are oftentimes the destinations of refugees, including Rohingyas, fleeing persecution in Myanmar.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Economic ministers of Indonesia and ASEAN nations have agreed to ensure free flow of trade, especially in essential goods, and make efforts to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. The impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been tremendous. Being faced with numerous air travel issues as a result of this pandemic, the ASEAN Air Transport Working Group (ATWG) members continue to find ways to address emerging issues by adopting a “new normal” to ensure a coordinated approach in air transport.

JAKARTA, 2 July 2020 – The ASEAN Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Network for public health emergencies convened a video conference (VC) with the French government as part of the ASEAN Health Sector Response to COVID-19.

​Nha Trang, Vietnam – Indonesia affirms its full support for Vietnam's leadership this year, which carries the theme of "Cohesive and Responsive." This affirmation was conveyed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Retno L.P. Marsudi, at the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat Meeting in Nha Trang, Vietnam, January 16-17, 2020. The Indonesian Foreign Minister underlined some points in the meeting.