TheJakartaPost

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

China, ASEAN agree to pursue joint response to virus outbreak

  • Dian Septiari
    Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

PREMIUM
Jakarta   /   Sat, February 22, 2020   /  07:06 am
China, ASEAN agree to pursue joint response to virus outbreak High-ranking officials of ASEAN member states pose for a photograph during the ASEAN-China foreign ministerial meeting in Vientiane on Feb. 20. (AFP/Dene-Hern Chen)

China and ASEAN have agreed to cooperate in a joint response to the coronavirus outbreak following the ASEAN-China foreign ministerial meeting in Vientiane on Thursday, the first international engagement China has pursued since the outbreak of the epidemic at the beginning of the year. Speaking to the media in Jakarta on Friday, Chinese Ambassador to ASEAN Deng Xijun said during the meeting, China and ASEAN member states had emphasized the importance of cooperation in regional public health and epidemic prevention. ”Both sides have agreed to convene a special leader's summit for higher level planning and guidance, which shows that the epidemic has not affected ASEAN-China relations. Instead, we will work together to fight against the epidemic,” the ambassador said. In a statement after the meeting, ASEAN and China said they were committed to working together ...