Online ASEAN Summit opens in Hanoi amid pandemic, regional tensions

The 37th Summit of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) officially opened on Thursday in the Vietnamese capital, with responses to the coronavirus pandemic and South China Sea tensions taking centre stage.The digital event, themed "Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN", opened under the chairmanship of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. ASEAN leaders from the bloc’s 10 member states also attended virtually.Vietnamese Party Chief and President Nguyen Phu Trong, who also attended the online opening ceremony, stressed the importance of strengthening ASEAN's role in building diplo...

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