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‘Vietnam makes positive contributions to the ASEAN-US summit’

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and the Vietnamese delegation have actively, actively and responsibly contributed to the ASEAN-US Special Summit, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc.

Delegation led by the Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh Leaders have contributed both in the discussion as well as in developing documents for the ASEAN-US Special Summit, Deputy Minister Ha Kim Ngoc said when answering the press on the evening of May 13 (the morning of May 14, Hanoi time). ) on the role of the Vietnamese delegation at the conference.

According to Deputy Minister Ngoc, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended and spoke at all activities within the framework of the conference, sharing views on the development orientation of ASEAN-US relations, the international and regional situation. , is highly appreciated by countries.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the ASEAN - US Special Summit, on the afternoon of May 13.  Photo: Duong Giang

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the ASEAN – US Special Summit, on the afternoon of May 13. Image: Duong Giang

In his speeches, the Prime Minister emphasized that ensuring peace and maintaining stability must be considered a top priority, in which countries need to cooperate, share responsibilities, control disagreements, negotiate respect the law.

ASEAN, the United States and other partners need to make efforts to cooperate and maintain peace, stability, security, safety, and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea, in the spirit of complying with international law and with restraint. regime, not using force, avoiding unilateral actions that further complicate the situation, and erode trust between nations.

The Prime Minister affirmed that disputes should be resolved peacefully, on the basis of international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and at the same time speed up negotiations to reach a Code of Conduct. Substantive and effective COC proceedings in accordance with international law and UNCLOS.

The Prime Minister also pointed out that the next priority is to restore trade and investment flows. Vietnam will best support US investors and businesses to quickly expand their business in Vietnam and connect with the potential ASEAN market.

Vietnam also asked the US to support ASEAN in green and sustainable development, economic restructuring, digital transformation, development of renewable and environmentally friendly energy, and accelerating comprehensive and sustainable recovery.

Vietnam expects the US to promote cooperation within the framework of the US-Mekong Partnership, contributing to ensuring the region’s harmonious, equitable and sustainable development.

A message repeatedly emphasized by the Prime Minister is the need for a global approach in solving global problems. ASEAN hopes the US will continue to cooperate and support countries in the region to ensure health security, share experiences, transfer technology for vaccine production, and effectively respond to non-traditional security challenges.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and the Vietnamese delegation also met with President Joe Biden, met with officials and parliamentarians, representatives of businesses, large corporations, academia, the Vietnamese community in the US, as well as having bilateral meetings with a number of ASEAN leaders to exchange and promote bilateral relations.

On May 11, the Prime Minister delivered an important speech at the US Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), conveying the message of sincerity, trust and responsibility in international cooperation to solve problems. big problem. The message that Vietnam is on the side of justice, right, international law, and not choosing a side as outlined by the Prime Minister has been highly appreciated by politicians, scholars and the diplomatic corps, according to Deputy Minister Ha Kim Ngoc.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and ASEAN Leaders draft a discussion chaired by Vice President Harris on climate action, clean energy transition and sustainable infrastructure, on May 13.  Photo: Duong Giang

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and ASEAN Leaders draft a discussion chaired by Vice President Harris on climate action, clean energy transition and sustainable infrastructure, on May 13. Image: Duong Giang

Deputy Minister Ngoc assessed that this special ASEAN-US Summit is of special significance, because it is the 45th anniversary of ASEAN-US dialogue relations, held directly after a 5-year hiatus. show the determination and strong efforts of the United States.

This is also a vivid proof that both ASEAN and the US attach great importance to and desire to promote this partnership. The conference is an opportunity for leaders of the two sides to set out orientations to enhance the partnership, contributing to peace, stability and development.

This is also the first time that leaders of ASEAN countries have exchanged and met with top officials in the Biden administration and the US Congress, as well as representatives of large businesses and corporations in this country. It shows that all US circles attach great importance to, strongly commit to and support the development of ASEAN – US relations.

According to the Deputy Foreign Minister, the conference achieved outstanding results, which was the issuance of the ASEAN-US Joint Vision Statement, in which the leaders highly agreed on four major orientations. The two sides affirmed their commitment to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership between ASEAN and the US, which is meaningful, effective and mutually beneficial, opening a new era in cooperation between ASEAN and the US.

The two sides also prioritized stabilizing supply chains, maritime cooperation, health security, education, human resource development, innovative and creative science and technology, promoting digital transformation, and responding to change. climate, energy transition, green and sustainable development… On this occasion, US President Biden announced a package of more initiatives 150 million USDcreating an important basis, a premise to promote and support to attract more billions of dollars of investment from the private sector in areas of cooperation that are of interest and interest to both sides.

The two sides also affirmed their importance to each other’s positions and roles. President Biden pledged to support and respect the central role of ASEAN, and look forward to working with ASEAN to raise the partnership to a new level, and join hands to effectively deal with challenges arising in the region.

ASEAN continues to consider the US as its most important partner, wishes that the US would continue to actively engage and effectively contribute to regional cooperation, and contribute to maintaining peace, security and common prosperity in the region. in accordance with international law.

The conference also discussed regional and global issues, and agreed to make efforts to ensure peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight in the region, including the East Sea, and resolve the issue. peaceful resolution of disputes, in accordance with international law and UNCLOS.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh came to the US on May 11 to attend the ASEAN-US Special Summit, and visit and work in the US and the United Nations, which is expected to last until May 17.

Joining the Vietnamese delegation were many leaders of ministries and sectors, such as the Minister of Public Security, Foreign Affairs, Planning and Investment, Industry and Trade, Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Natural Resources and Environment, and Information. and Communication, Agriculture and Rural Development, Science and Technology, Minister, Chairman of the Government Office, Governor of the State Bank, Deputy Minister of National Defense.

Hoang Thuy

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