37th ASEAN Summit opens

The virtual summit lasts until November 15.

The final summit during Vietnam’s chairmanship of ASEAN is a chance for ASEAN to assess the cooperation results for the whole year, including domestic cooperation and that with partners; and work out priorities for the next period.

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong; Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chairman of ASEAN 2020; National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan; together with international organizations; and leaders of Vietnamese ministries and agencies attended the opening ceremony.

Ambassadors and representatives from international organizations in Hanoi, as well as Vietnamese representatives, attend the summit.

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong delivers the opening speech of the summit. 

In his welcome remarks, Party General Secretary and State President Trong said in 2020, ASEAN member countries have shown their will, resolve and efforts to overcome a range of difficulties and challenges.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the summit.

The plenary session chaired by PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc

Leaders are expected to announce 80 documents, the most ever.


Other Stories