ASEAN Special Summit

  • Vietnam is chairing a Special Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit via video-conference due to Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia, the ASEAN is a regional grouping of 10 countries (Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, The Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Brunei, and Laos) which was established in 1967 with the signing of the Bangkok Declaration.

East ASEAN Plus Three (APT)

  • It is a forum that was setup in 1997 to function as a coordinator of co-operation between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the three East Asian nations of China, South Korea and Japan.