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ASEAN – US cooperate closely and effectively

On the afternoon of May 13 (local time), in Washington DC, the US, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and ASEAN leaders attended the ASEAN-US Special Summit. The leaders discussed maritime security, disease control and economic recovery, response to climate change and regional and global issues.

Maintain peace, security and stability

Recognizing that the world and regional situation continues to evolve complicatedly with many new challenges arising, ASEAN and the US affirmed to work closely together to contribute to maintaining peace, security and stability in the region, in which have security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea.

The US affirmed its support for ASEAN’s position on the East Sea, welcomed ASEAN to promote cooperation, dialogue and confidence-building in the region, and made efforts to build an effective Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC). effective, in accordance with international law, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982.

Regarding the situation in Myanmar, the countries called for restraint, reducing tensions and violence, ensuring people’s safety, promoting a sense of responsibility, fully implementing ASEAN’s 5-point consensus, and welcomed the The ASEAN Chairman’s efforts to support Myanmar in stabilizing the situation soon and finding sustainable solutions to current problems.

Discussing the situation in Ukraine, the parties called for restraint, maintaining dialogue efforts to find a lasting solution on the basis of compliance with international law and taking into account the legitimate interests of the parties, and at the same time ensuring ensure the safety of civilians. The countries emphasized the observance of basic principles of the United Nations Charter and international law, peaceful settlement of disagreements and disputes.

At the end of the conference, the leaders of the countries adopted a Joint Vision Statement, reflecting the results achieved in the past 45 years and setting future directions. In which, the countries committed to establishing the ASEAN-US Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with substantive, effective and mutually beneficial meaning at the 10th ASEAN-US Summit in November 2022, looking waiting to complete the necessary procedures soon.

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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended the ASEAN-US Special Summit Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

Strengthening maritime cooperation

At a meeting with US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh emphasized that in the face of current complicated and unpredictable changes in the international and regional situation, it is necessary to continue promoting sincere dialogue on the basis of trust and responsibility, solidarity, joint cooperation, control of disagreements, respect for the law, contributing to the realization of a world of peace, stability, cooperation and prosperous development.

The Prime Minister expressed his hope that major countries, ASEAN’s partners, can stabilize their relations, compete in a healthy and responsible manner, and at the same time contribute to the region in the spirit of transparency. building, respecting ASEAN’s central role, fully consulting with ASEAN, respecting international law, contributing to peace, security and stability in the region and the world.

Vietnam reaffirmed ASEAN’s principled stance on the East Sea, emphasizing the peaceful settlement of all disputes and differences on the basis of international law, including the 1982 UNCLOS.

The Prime Minister welcomed the partners supporting ASEAN to fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC); develop an effective and efficient COC in accordance with international law and UNCLOS 1982.

At the discussion session on maritime security and Covid-19 prevention, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh welcomed the US initiatives to strengthen maritime cooperation with the region.

Thanking the US for supporting Vietnam in effectively responding to the pandemic, the Prime Minister introduced Vietnam’s achievements in epidemic control and economic recovery. The Prime Minister highly appreciated building a global approach to solving global problems, asking the US to continue helping ASEAN countries in epidemic prevention, especially technology transfer in the production of vaccines and therapeutic drugs. …

Addressing the meeting on climate change response, clean energy transition and sustainable infrastructure, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hoped the US would effectively implement cooperation within the framework of the Mekong-US Partnership. , contributing to ensuring development quality, supporting equitable and sustainable development.

The Prime Minister highly valued the efforts of countries, cooperation in responding to climate change, developing renewable energy, promoting clean energy transition, building high-quality infrastructure, towards green and sustainable development. .

Many collaborative initiatives

US leaders have announced many proposals and initiatives for cooperation with ASEAN. The US will invest 40 million USD to finance the development of clean energy infrastructure, spend 60 million USD to strengthen maritime cooperation, 150 million USD to implement the ASEAN-US Health Future initiative, and assist ASEAN to improve the quality of life. capacity to respond to climate change, infrastructure development and 70 million USD for educational programs, people-to-people exchanges…

The US supports a strong, independent and prosperous Vietnam

On the same day, May 13, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh received US Secretary of State Antony Blinken; US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan; Mr. Roger Jenkins, General Director of Murphy Oil, a large US corporation operating in the field of oil and gas exploration and production; met with Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh and had bilateral meetings with ASEAN leaders.

Foreign Minister Blinken reaffirmed the US support for a strong, independent and prosperous Vietnam; expressed agreement with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s assessment of the positive progress and potential of the Vietnam – US relations. Counselor Sullivan affirmed that the US respects independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity as well as differences in political systems between the US and partner countries; The US attaches great importance to its relationship with Vietnam and appreciates Vietnam’s ability to solve challenges.

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