IVI and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Cambodia and Laos also host ongoing IVI programs, while Malaysia and Singapore have previously collaborated with IVI.
On June 29, 2021, IVI, ASEAN, the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, hosted the ROK-Australia-ASEAN Vaccine Forum to discuss cooperation for vaccine security and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The forum brought together more than 100 diplomats and public health officials from ASEAN member states, Australia, Korea, and the United States, as well as professionals and experts from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases of Korea, the National Vaccine Institute of Thailand, and the Centre for Virus Research of Australia.
Through presentations and panel discussions, the parties sought ways of cooperation including information-sharing, increased transparency, and easing of export restrictions to build a vaccine supply network which will allow for accelerated production and distribution of high-quality vaccines.