|Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh
Minh shared Vietnam’s measures to curb COVID-19 and develop the economy in the post-pandemic period. He affirmed that Vietnam is willing to share experience and coordinate with Ireland to enhance medical capacity in response to the pandemic and support each other in citizen protection. Coveney suggested the two countries further step up partnership in the cooperation frameworks between the European Union (EU) and Vietnam, and between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the EU, as well as at international forums, especially the United Nations, regarding issues of mutual concern. Minh affirmed that Vietnam is a responsible partner of the international community, and always closely works with partners, including Ireland, at multilateral forums, to make more contributions to peacekeeping, stability, respect for international law, and response to global issues.