On 14 April 2020, H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.), Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, attended the Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 via video conference. The Summit was chaired by H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Socialist Republic of Viet Nam as the ASEAN Chair in 2020.
The Leaders of the 10 ASEAN Member States discussed the situation and measures undertaken to address the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19 in their respective countries. They reaffirmed their determination and commitment to intensify concrete cooperation within ASEAN and with ASEAN’s external partners in responding to COVID-19 in an effective and timely manner, including through exchanging information and best practices, promoting the use of technology in addressing the pandemic, enhancing the effectiveness of public communication and countering fake news, supporting the development of regional reserves of medical supplies, strengthening existing relevant regional mechanisms and centres, preserving regional economic integration, logistics and