Malaysia suggests post-pandemic economic recovery plan for ASEAN hinh anh 1Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (Photo:

Kuala Lumpur (VNA)
- Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, at the Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 in the form of teleconference hosted by Vietnam on April 14, proposed the setting up of an economic recovery plan for the region after the COVID-19 pandemic is  controlled.

He said ASEAN's plan should not just to provide financial support but also social safety, food supplies and education as well.

Muhyiddin said in a statement that the plan should include measures to ensure a steady stream of food, essential goods and medical supplies, to the 600 million inhabitants in the region. 

Besides that it should also ensure the provision of capacity and critical infrastructures to ensure the smooth flow of trade, be it from air, land or sea, he added.

Muhyiddin urged all ASEAN nations not to put in place unnecessary trade restrictions when it comes to medical supplies, food and essential items.

ASEAN needs to develop into a growth centre and be a new resource, serving not only people in the region but also those around the world, he suggested.

He said his country supports the establishment of the COVID-19 ASEAN Response Fund to increase our emergency stock in order to face any future outbreaks.
The Malaysian PM also informed the country's key strategies to address issues stemmed from the epidemic, including the Movement Control Order./.