Multiple screens of a live video conference for Asean Plus Three special summit on the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP Multiple screens of a live video conference for Asean Plus Three special summit on the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP
Multiple screens of a live video conference for Asean Plus Three special summit on the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP

Asean holds special coronavirus summit, but will the bloc’s plans come to fruition?

  • Southeast Asian leaders meeting for the first time since the pandemic are looking for enhanced cooperation through measures such as an emergency response fund
  • But observers point out the association previously showed little appetite for multilateralism, and question whether concrete action will emerge

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Multiple screens of a live video conference for Asean Plus Three special summit on the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP Multiple screens of a live video conference for Asean Plus Three special summit on the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP
Multiple screens of a live video conference for Asean Plus Three special summit on the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE