Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister Dung stressed the importance of the meeting as it made a start of the Sub-Committee for Contents and prepared for a draft report to the second meeting of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee in March 2019.

At the event. (Photo: VNA)

The deputy minister urged members of the Sub-Committee for Contents to discuss and give opinions to the draft and the overall plan for the Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship in 2020.

Delegates agreed with the proposed drafts of the Sub-Committee and shared their views on the themes, priorities and initiatives for the year. They agreed that all contents must repond to ASEAN’s concerns, follow the common trend, serves as the continuity of the previous year’s agenda, give a clear message and leave a good impression of the Chairmanship on other members.

He hoped that experts and consultants, with their experience and knowledge of ASEAN and regional issues, would contribute valuable opinions to the work.

Translated by Chung Anh