23rd Japan-ASEAN Summit Meeting
On Thursday, November 12, commencing at 4:45 p.m. and concluding at 6:00 p.m., the Japan-ASEAN Summit and an event to mark the establishment of the ASEAN Centre for Public Health Emergencies and Emerging Diseases were both held online. Chaired by H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Viet Nam, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attended and delivered his remarks. In his remarks, PM Suga stated Japan’s intention to work closely with the ASEAN countries to steadily achieve a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”. During the Summit, he announced the establishment of the ASEAN Centre for Public Health Emergencies and Emerging Diseases. Japan will spare no effort in helping the Centre develop into an institution that, as a hub for the region’s fight against infectious diseases, will protect ASEAN’s people from the threat these diseases pose. Japan hopes to work hand in hand with ASEAN countries and continue cooperating with them on an ongoing basis.
The Feasibility Study on the Establishment of “ASEAN Centre for Public Health Emergencies and Emerging Diseases” is currently on-going and supported by the Government of Japan through Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).