At the AUMM, Minister Balakrishnan noted the strong ties between ASEAN and the UN, and underscored the critical role of multilateralism in addressing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He re-affirmed Singapore’s commitment, as founder and co-chair of the Friends of the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility, to vaccine multilateralism and the fair and equitable allocation of COVID-19 vaccines. He also reiterated Singapore’s support for the UN’s efforts in promoting collaboration in cybersecurity and sustainable development, and in combatting terrorism.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
21 OCTOBER 2020
Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan participating in the ASEAN-United Nations Ministerial Meeting via videoconference, 21 October 2020
[Photo Credit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore]