Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivered a speech
at the 26th International Conference on the Future of Asia that was
held virtually on May 20.
The event had the
theme “Shaping the post-COVID era: Asia’s role in the global recovery”. It is
one of the leading policy dialogue forums annually held by Japan’s Nikkei news
agency since 1995, with Asian and global leaders, entrepreneurs and scholars
his speech, PM Chinh said it is time for all countries to set aside conflicts and
differences, stand united to offer mutual support and win over the pandemic together.
He called on Asia to issue
a new cooperation framework with necessary breakthroughs to help economies overcome the pandemic while laying a foundation for sustainable and inclusive
development in the future.
The PM proposed five
principles and six contents of cooperation to build Asia of peace,
cooperation and stronger development during the post-COVID-19 era.
In the current
context, countries need to make responsible contributions, respect each other,
and engage in equal and mutually-beneficial collaboration, he said, adding that
disputes and conflicts related to the East Sea issue need to be settled via peaceful measures in line with law, especially the United Nations Charter and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Vietnamese delegates at the event (Photo: VNA)
He urged parties
concerned to uphold multilateral cooperation mechanisms, fully and effectively
implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties (DOC) in the East Sea, work
closely together to achieve an effective Code of Conduct (COC) in the East Sea, maintain
peace, cooperation and development in the region and ensure freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea.
PM Chinh highlighted
Vietnam’s responsible contributions and readiness to work with nations to
foster peace, stability, development and solidarity for common benefits and
prosperity of each country and the region, and for well-being of all people around
He thanked regional
countries, including Japan, for assisting Vietnam over the past time, and
shared Vietnam’s efforts against the pandemic and for socio-economic development,
including drastic and timely actions to achieve the dual goal of fighting the
pandemic and restoring socio-economic development.
The PM also introduced
main points in Vietnam’s stance on development.
The Vietnamese leader's speech was highly
welcomed by participants. Japanese and international enterprises expressed
their special interest in the development of the Vietnamese market and business
opportunities in the country.
At the conference, delegates focused
their discussions on the world’s political and economic situation in the new
context, efforts to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional and non-traditional
challenges faced by Asia, and measures to shape a new post-pandemic era.
They also looked at
regional re-connectivity, strengthening economic connectivity, promoting
sustainable development in the region, innovation and digital transformation
amid the pandemic, Asia’s role in recovery and maintaining the development driving
force of world economy./.