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Wednesday, 23 December 2020 03:57

Together with ASEAN and the UN, Indonesia and Vietnam Combat COVID-19

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Jakarta (VOI News) - This year, on December 30, 2020, Indonesia and Vietnam will celebrate their 65th year of diplomatic relations. So far, relations between the two countries have been well established. Since 2013 the two countries have established Strategic Partnerships with in-depth cooperation in all fields, including political and diplomatic dialogue, defense and security cooperation, economic cooperation, as well as tourism promotion, cultural exchanges, and people-to-people contact.

To commemorate the 65th diplomatic relations, the Vietnamese Embassy in Jakarta held an online media luncheon on Tuesday (22/12). This was one of a series of activities carried out by the Vietnamese Embassy in Jakarta to celebrate 65 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. In his remarks, Vietnam Ambassador to Indonesia Pham Vinh Quang said that in response to the global COVID-19 outbreak, Vietnam and Indonesia in various fora, both in ASEAN and at the United Nations (UN), have participated in seeking cooperation to prevent and combat the pandemic.

“Vietnam as a chair of ASEAN, we have already had a statement, ASEAN statement, in March 2020. And after that, we have a serious plan of action. ASEAN to have the fund and later this year, you can follow the result of the Summit of ASEAN. Also in the international fora like the United Nations, Vietnam will also compose the United Nations resolution to combat COVID-19. So we together with Indonesia and other large countries will adopt this matter,” said Ambassador Quang.

In his remarks, Ambassador Pham Vinh Quang said that his country has an interest in working together with Indonesia in developing the COVID-19 vaccine. (VOI / AHM)

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