Governor Benjamin E. Diokno represented the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) at the 6th ASEAN Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting and Related Meetings, including the ASEAN Central Bank Governors’ Meeting and the Dialogue with Business Councils (i.e., ASEAN Business Advisory Council, EU-ASEAN Business Council, and US-ASEAN Business Council), held via videoconference on 2 October 2020.
The Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors acknowledged the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and affirmed that solidarity and cooperation among ASEAN member countries are key to overcome the pandemic and restore growth in the region. The Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors also discussed the achievements and progress of ongoing initiatives in the areas of financial integration and liberalization; trade and investment facilitation; financing, payment and service connectivity; infrastructure financing; sustainable finance; financial inclusion; disaster risk financing; and cyber resilience.
A copy of the 6th AFMGM Joint Statement is available at https://asean.org/joint-statement-6th-asean-finance-ministers-central-bank-governors-meeting-afmgm/
Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)