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ASEAN and China to discuss cooperation against pandemic

Jakarta, (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will meet next week to discuss cooperation against the Covid-19 pandemic, official sources said on Saturday.

The Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained in a communiqué that the June 7 meeting will take place in Chongqing, southwest China, as part of the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-China relations.

In addition to an exchange of views and the search for ways of collaboration to fight Covid-19, the ministers will discuss ‘regional and international issues of common interest,’ the source added.

The ministers of China and Malaysia are expected to explore new initiatives for a better partnership between the two nations, according to the communiqué.

The issues for debate include cooperation on Covid-19 vaccines, infrastructure development and high-tech agriculture.