Asean Meeting of Finance Chiefs to Proceed in Vietnam in March

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Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will meet in Vietnam later this month after initially weighing a proposal to postpone the summit due to the coronavirus.

Authorities in Vietnam, which holds the Asean chairmanship, have confirmed the summit will now go ahead as scheduled, the Asean Secretariat said Thursday. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had been weighing a proposal to postpone the meeting, set to take place over four days in Halong Bay, a beach city north of Hanoi, beginning March 24.

Finance and central bank officials from across Southeast Asia, as well as Japan, South Korea and China, had been expected to attend.

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