Vietnamese Prime Minister Attends Special ASEAN-US Summit | Politics | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus)

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attend the summit. (Photo: VNA)

Washington D.C. (VNA) – Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said he hopes the major powers, to work towards stable relations and responsible competition, healthy, for the sake of regional and global peace and security which are all partners from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Vietnam’s head of government made the statement as he addressed the long-awaited ASEAN Special Summit – United States May 13 (US time). The summit includes a meeting between ASEAN leaders and US President Joe Biden, a session between ASEAN leaders and US Vice President Kamala Harris on maritime security and Covid-19, and a session between the leaders ASEAN and US Cabinet on Climate, Clean Energy, and Infrastructure.

US leaders announced a series of proposals and initiatives for cooperation with ASEAN. The United States will invest $40 million to fund clean energy infrastructure development, an additional $40 million to strengthen maritime cooperation, $150 million to implement the ASEAN-US Health Futures Initiative, provide support for building ASEAN’s climate change response capacity and infrastructure development, and $70 million for educational programs and people-to-people exchanges.

ASEAN leaders thanked the United States for its proactive support in the response to COVID-19, helping to improve disease response capacity, providing vaccines and recently establishing the regional office for Asia from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Southeast in Hanoi, Vietnam. . The Member States of ASEAN expect that the United States continues to support pandemic ASEAN prevention initiatives.

Vietnamese PM attends special ASEAN-US summit hinh anh 2A session between ASEAN leaders and the US cabinet on clean energy (Photo: VNA)

Recognizing that the global and regional situation continues to see complex developments with many new challenges arising, ASEAN and the United States affirmed to work closely together to contribute to the maintenance of peace, security and stability in the region, including security, safety and freedom of navigation. and overflight in the East Sea. The United States affirmed its support for ASEAN’s position on the East Sea issue, praised ASEAN’s efforts to promote cooperation, dialogue and confidence-building in the region , and we strive to build an effective and substantial code of conduct in the East Sea (COC) in accordance with international law and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) of 1982.

Regarding the situation in Myanmar, countries have urged restraint, reduce tensions and violence, security of the population and to the full implementation of the five-point consensus of ASEAN, and welcomed the efforts of the President of ASEAN to help Myanmar to stabilize the situation and to find lasting solutions to current problems. problems.

With regard to Ukraine, as with all nations, the United States and ASEAN reaffirmed their respect for sovereignty, political independence and territorial integrity, while calling for respect for the Charter of Nations United and international law peacefully handle conflicts.

During the session chaired by US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh thanked the warm and stately home of the United States.

Looking back over the past 45 years, ASEAN-US cooperation has made great strides, making important contributions to promoting dialogue, building confidence and maintaining peace, security, stability and development in the region, he said. note.

Faced with complex and unpredictable developments in the region and the world, Prime Minister Chinh stressed the need to continue to promote frank dialogue based on trust and responsibility, solidarity, cooperation, Master disagreements and the rule of law, to contribute to the realization of a world of peace, stability, cooperation and prosperous development.

Prime Minister Chinh expressed his hope that major powers and ASEAN partners can bring their relations to a stable state in a healthy and responsible manner, and at the same time contribute to Southeast Asia in a spirit of transparency, construction, with the utmost respect for the central role of ASEAN, full consultation with ASEAN, respect for international law, to help contribute to peace, security and stability in the region and worldwide.

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

PM Chinh said Vietnam welcomed all partners’ support for ASEAN to fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of the Parties in the East Sea (DOC), and build an effective and substantial COC. in accordance with international law, including UNCLOS 1982.

During the Summit Session on Maritime Security and COVID-19, Prime Minister Chinh hailed US initiatives to strengthen maritime cooperation with the region.

He also pointed out that all countries, including ASEAN countries and the United States, shared the importance and interests to ensure peace, stability, security, safety, freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea, considered a major lifeline of global maritime trade.

Prime Minister Chinh thanked the United States for supporting Vietnam’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including providing COVID-19 vaccines for Vietnam.

Referring to Vietnam’s achievements in the fight against the pandemic and the ongoing economic recovery, the Vietnamese prime minister stressed developing a comprehensive approach to solving global problems.

PM Chinh said the pandemic has impacted everyone, so it was necessary to have a people-centered approach, considering people’s health and life being the top priority, and that people should be placed at the center of the pandemic response and in post-pandemic recovery processes.

He urged the United States to continue to support ASEAN in disease prevention and control, especially in the transfer of vaccine and drug production technology, improving health system capacity, and quality of healthcare workers, as well as helping ASEAN countries, including Vietnam, care for and support vulnerable groups most affected by COVID-19.

During the climate session, Prime Minister Chinh expressed his hope that the United States will continue to advance the frameworkof the effective cooperation within the Mekong Partnership of the United States, which helps ensure equitable development and sustainable in the region.

The Vietnamese Prime Minister also hailed countries’ cooperative efforts to respond to climate change, through economic structural transformation, application of scientific and technical advances, development of renewable energy, promotion of clean energy transition, the construction of high quality infrastructure and the transition to green. and sustainable development.

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