ASEAN states warn of S. China Sea tensions

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News: The 36th Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) Summit was held via video conference.

Facts:

  • Chaired by: The Summit was chaired by Vietnam which is holding the chairmanship of ASEAN currently.
  • Theme: “Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN”
  • ASEAN Covid-19 response fund: The fund was established with a reserve for medical supplies to meet urgent needs during epidemics.

Additional Facts:

  • ASEAN: It is a regional grouping which was established in 1967 with the signing of the Bangkok Declaration.
  • Members: Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, The Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Brunei, and Laos.
  • Headquarters: Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Chairmanship: It rotates annually based on the alphabetical order of the English names of Member States.