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ASEAN Plus Three Economic Ministers’ Joint Statement on Mitigating the Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic Issued

June 4, 2020

On June 4, 2020, the Special ASEAN Plus Three (Japan, China and the ROK) Economic Ministers’ Virtual Conference Meeting on COVID-19 Response was held and the Ministers issued an “ASEAN Plus Three Economic Ministers’ Joint Statement on Mitigating the Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

1. Outline

On June 4 (Thur.), 2020, the Special ASEAN Plus Three (Japan, China and the ROK) Economic Ministers’ Virtual Conferencel Meeting on COVID-19 Responce was held via video conference. As a representative of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Mr. Tanaka Shigehiro, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, attended the meeting on behalf of Mr. Kajiyama Hiroshi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.

At the meeting, the ministers held discussions on cooperation to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 and to recover the economy as well as other issues, as an effort in response to the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID-19) held on April 14, 2020, via video conference.

Following the meeting, the ministers issued an “ASEAN Plus Three Economic Ministers’ Joint Statement on Mitigating the Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

2. Key points of the joint statement

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