Broaden the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Strategic Partnership

His Excellency Pham Minh Chin looked forward to broaden the ASEAN-Republic of Korea strategic partnership by ensuring the success of their peoples and prosperity in areas such as business, travel and digital technology. In addressing emerging challenges, ASEAN and the Republic of Korea must continue dialogues towards the constructiveness of all parties concerned. At the Summit, the leaders commended the Republic of Korea's swift response to the pandemic and welcomed the Republic of Korea's initiative to become a major global vaccine hub in enabling equitable and affordable access of vaccines in the region.

Leaders also called for enhanced cooperation towards sustainable recovery and development through exchanges of knowledge and best practices in various areas including digital economy, green growth, public health and e-commerce. Regional economic recovery should focus on enhancing connectivity and integration through open supply chains and boosting trade and investment. At the end of the Summit, leaders from ASEAN and the Republic of Korea adopted the Joint Statement of the 22nd ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit on Advancing ASEAN-Republic of Korea Cooperation for People-centered Community of Peace and Prosperity.

Source: Radio Television Brunei