The signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement will be the main outcome of the 37th ASEAN Summit, according to Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). The summit will be held online on November 9 to 15 by Vietnam, the current ASEAN chair. The RCEP will be the world’s largest free-trade agreement, covering nearly half of the globe’s population and nearly a third of the world’s GDP.
According to the ministry, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will lead the country’s delegation accompanied by Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and Senior Minister cum International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. MITI said that the summit would be an ideal platform for ASEAN countries to discuss ways and efforts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
The summit will also feature customary summits with ASEAN dialogue partners, including the 23rd ASEAN-Japan Summit, the 23rd ASEAN-China Summit, the 21st ASEAN-South Korea Summit, the 23rd ASEAN Plus Three Summit, the 17th ASEAN-India Summit, the 15th East Asia Summit, the 11th ASEAN-United Nations Summit, the 8th ASEAN-United States Summit, the second ASEAN-Australia Leaders’ Summit, and the ASEAN-New Zealand Leaders’ Summit.
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Last Updated on November 9, 2020 7:26 PM (GMT+8)