Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son addresses the event (Photo: VNA)
– The Foreign Ministry and the United
Nations in Vietnam jointly held an international talk in Hanoi on April 15 to
discuss major global trends in the post-COVID-19 era, international experience
and policy implications for Vietnam.
Addressing the event, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son noted
that after 35 years of renewal, Vietnam now has a great ambition of becoming
a developed country with high income in 2045.
The official asked participants to identify global trends that may
generate opportunities for Vietnam to make development breakthroughs, while
sharing international experience and lessons in optimising post-pandemic trends for economic recovery, and proposing suitable policies for Vietnam.
UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Kamal Malhotra mentioned rising concern about the three major crises to the globe which are climate change, loss of biodiversity,
and pollution, which threaten the achievements and development prospects in the
The US-China geo-political tensions and the inequality in COVID-19
vaccine distribution may also harm multilateral cooperation, he said, expressing his
impression at the fast movement in world to catch up with new and pioneering
technologies, thus supporting the maintenance of essential services and economic activities.
According to Malhotra, the increasing inequality inside each
country and among countries has become a big and worrying trend. Therefore,
the reduction of inequality and the pursuing of green and resilient recovery
policies are the highest targets of the UN.
He said he hopes the talk will help seek new ideas for the