ASEAN 2020: RoK President highlights int’l cooperation in quarantine, economy hinh anh 1RoK President Moon Jae-in speaks during a Cabinet meeting held in Seoul (Photo: Yonhap)


Hanoi (VNA) - President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in on April 14 stressed the importance of close international coordination on both antivirus quarantine and the economy in the face of a shift in global order.

He made the remark at a weekly Cabinet meeting hours before participating in the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on COVID-19.

"Quarantine cooperation and economic cooperation are two sides of the same coin," he said, adding that the RoK  government will cooperate actively with the entire world on both of the two sectors.

He said the ASEAN+3 summit to be held in April 14 afternoon will serve as an important opportunity.

The other attendees are the leaders of the 10 Southeast Asian countries, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. It will be chaired by Vietnam, the ASEAN Chair in 2020.

Moon pointed out that the COVID-19 has taught mankind that cooperation and solidarity are the only ways to overcome global challenges.

He said that the COVID-19 will reorganise global order and it is already a “supranational problem" that cannot be resolved by border walls and travel bans./.