The foreign ministers of China and Asean member nations join hands at the start of the meeting in Vientiane, Laos, on February 20, 2020. Photo: Dewey Sim

China, Asean foreign ministers begin emergency meeting on coronavirus in Vientiane

  • The event is the first major multilateral meeting seeking a coordinated effort to combat the public health crisis
  • A day before, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi met his Philippine and Singapore counterparts and thanked them for supporting China ‘in difficult times’
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
The foreign ministers of China and Asean member nations join hands at the start of the meeting in Vientiane, Laos, on February 20, 2020. Photo: Dewey Sim
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