PM arrives in Indonesia for ASEAN Summit

Chia sẻ
(VOVWORLD) - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh arrived at Labuan Bajo airport, Indonesia, on Tuesday afternoon to attend the 42nd ASEAN Summit which will run until Thursday.
PM arrives in Indonesia for ASEAN Summit - ảnh 1PM Pham Minh Chinh (R) arrives in Indonesia for the 42nd ASEAN Summit, May 9, 2023. 

Mr. Chinh will attend the plenary sessions and retreats of the Summit, dialogues between ASEAN leaders and representatives of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC), and the High-Level Task Force on ASEAN Community’s Post-2025 Vision. 

“Vietnam will join other ASEAN states in devising two draft joint statements. One is ASEAN leaders’ on the ASEAN Community’s Post-2025 Vision, which reaffirms the criteria and other major orientations for the building of the ASEAN Community after 2025 plus some items on the agenda such as a people-centered approach. The other statement will focus on improving ASEAN’s effectiveness, capabilities, and institutions,” Ambassador Nguyen Hai Bang, the Permanent Representative of Vietnam to ASEAN, told VOV.

On this occasion, said on Monday that since it joined ASEAN 28 years ago, Vietnam has been working hard to secure peace and reconciliation among the ASEAN nations. It assists with handling the differences that arise between member nations and promotes a common stance and voice in regional affairs. It has also helped to expand relations and promote cooperation between ASEAN and its partners, enhancing ASEAN’s international role, especially its central and decisive role in regional forums.

Concerning the South China Sea (known as the East Sea in Vietnam) issue, Vietnam and other ASEAN members have upheld the principle of dispute settlement by peaceful means, making a significant contribution to enhancing stability and cooperation in Southeast Asia.

According to ASEAN, all claimants must abide by the international maritime regulations setforth in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to resolve disputes, said.