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ASEAN discusses regional travel corridor for faster COVID recovery

Indonesia president hopes new plan will be in operation in by early 2021

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, center, speaking during a virtual summit with ASEAN leaders on Thursday. (VNA via AP)

SINGAPORE -- The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Thursday discussed the creation of a regional "travel corridor" at an online summit, hoping that it would aid a faster recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in the bloc.

The reopening of travel is high on ASEAN's agenda for an economic recovery. The organization is also looking into supply chain connectivity and the promotion of trade, as it tries to shake off the effects of coronavirus.

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