Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (centre) is welcomed at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport by staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia and Vietnam's permanent mission to ASEAN on April 23 (Photo: VNA)
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and the high-ranking delegation of Vietnam
arrived at Jakarta capital of Indonesia at midday on April 23 (local time) to
attend the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting at the invitation of the Chair of ASEAN in
2021, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei.
Those welcoming the
delegation at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta included
representatives of the Indonesia Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Vietnamese
ambassador to Indonesia, the ambassador and permanent representative of Vietnam
to ASEAN, staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia.
The ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting
takes place amid the political instability in Myanmar since February 1 and
complex developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in regional countries. Meanwhile,
Vietnam successfully served as Chair of the bloc in 2020 and is currently a
non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and President of
the council for April.
At this meeting, PM Chinh and
other ASEAN leaders will discuss the Myanmar situation, the ASEAN Community
building process, the response to COVID-19, and the bloc’s external relations.
The trip by the Vietnamese PM
continues to affirm the country’s priority given to the enhancement of
solidarity and mutual support among ASEAN members, thus helping to promote the
grouping’s centrality and stature in resolving emerging challenges and create a
peaceful and favourable environment for the sustainable development of each
country, as well as the region as a whole./.