A screen shows Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addressing the 37th Asean summit in Hanoi. Photo: EPA A screen shows Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addressing the 37th Asean summit in Hanoi. Photo: EPA
A screen shows Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addressing the 37th Asean summit in Hanoi. Photo: EPA

Asean summit opens with South China Sea, Covid-19 and US-China tensions high on the agenda

  • Vietnamese PM warns world peace and security are threatened by ‘unpredictable conduct of states, major power rivalries and frictions’
  • New RCEP trade pact looms, as China seeks to draft the rules of Asia-Pacific commerce, following years of US retreat under Donald Trump

Topic |   Asean
A screen shows Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addressing the 37th Asean summit in Hanoi. Photo: EPA A screen shows Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addressing the 37th Asean summit in Hanoi. Photo: EPA
A screen shows Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addressing the 37th Asean summit in Hanoi. Photo: EPA
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