He thanked for efforts and contributions by the ASEAN Foundation, and congratulated the foundation for winning two Global Good Governance (3G) Awards.

Delegates at the meeting

The meeting looked at limitations as well as development orientations for the foundation in the second half of this year.

Accordingly, the foundation will further focus on strategic targets such as raising the awareness about ASEAN, improving its capacity and brand, and seeking more funds to implement projects serving ASEAN’s priorities in COVID-19 impact mitigation, science-technology, innovation, renovation, and young human resources development.

The delegates also lauded the foundation’s performance over the past time despite the pandemic outbreak.

The foundation has implemented programs and initiatives in education, arts and culture, communications and community building, notably projects under the KONNECT ASEAN program, the ASEAN data science explorer (ADSE) contest, the ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting (AFMAM), and others for young people in the region, the meeting heard.

Source: VNA