Germany will contribute €5 million to the COVID-19 ASEAN Response Fund

19:18 | 14/12/2020
The Federal Republic of Germany has announced the payment of €5 million into the COVID-19 ASEAN Response Fund.
germany will contribute 5 million to the covid 19 asean response fund
State Minister from the Federal Foreign Office Niels Annen announced that Germany will contribute €5 million to the COVID-19 ASEAN Response Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating effects can only be effectively combated through joint efforts. Cooperation with ASEAN is an essential component of the German Government's Indo-Pacific Guidelines.

At the 36th ASEAN Summit chaired by Vietnam, ASEAN Heads of States/Government announced on June 26, 2020 the establishment of the COVID-19 ASEAN Response Fund.

The Vietnamese chair announced at the 37th ASEAN Summit on November 12, 2020 that $10 million in contributions to the fund had been announced so far and solicited more contributions.

By Thai An

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