|PM Pham Minh Chinh calls on ASEAN to be dynamically adaptive and strengthen its self-reliance to assert its strategic value.
At a retreat session of the ongoing ASEAN Summit in Indonesia on Thursday, Mr. Chinh urged ASEAN to maintain its principled stance on issues concerning the environment, security, and development, as stated in the ASEAN Charter, the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, and the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, particularly by upholding international law.
PM Chinh reiterated ASEAN's principled stance on regional and global issues of shared concern with focus on the protection of peace, stability, security, safety, and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea as these are a shared interest and responsibility of all countries.
He said ASEAN should persist in the goal of helping Myanmar fully implement the Five-Point Consensus for the sake of the Myanmar people, and support Indonesia's Chairmanship and Special Envoy that play a role in achieving this goal.
ASEAN needs to maintain an objective, balanced, and responsible approach to the Russia-Ukraine issue, coordinate with partners, mitigate the impact of conflicts on the region, and contribute to peace, stability, cooperation, and development, Mr. Chinh said.
The session concluded the activities of the 42nd ASEAN Summit.
PM Chinh and his entourage left Labuan Bajo for Vietnam the same day, successfully concluding their working trip to Indonesia.