Vietnamese Chargé d'Affaires to Russia Nguyen Quynh Mai (first from right) (Photo: VNA)
Moscow (VNA) –
Vietnam attended an international workshop held by the Eurasian Peoples'
Assembly (APE) on May 18 along with representatives of over 20 countries,
international and regional organisations.
The event, in both in-person
and online forms, put forth proposals on the building of a more sustainable
food security and prepared content of an agenda towards the 2021 UN Food System
Summit slated for this September.
Addressing the workshop,
Vietnamese Chargé d'Affaires to Russia Nguyen Quynh Mai reiterated the urgency
of ensuring food security at present, saying that food wastefulness may reduce
food supply and worsen hunger amid COVID-19.
She spoke highly of
the role of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in setting up conditions for
sustainable development in the post-Soviet era, adding that as a partner of the
EAEU, Vietnam has enjoyed economic growth and always attached importance to
ensuring food security, thereby raising people’s living standards.
Speaking from Hanoi,
President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations Nguyen Phuong Nga
said against the backdrop of COVID-19, Vietnam attaches importance to cooperation
with the EAEU in ensuring food security to offset and prevent hunger around the
President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations Nguyen Phuong Nga speaks at the event from Hanoi (Photo: VNA)
The signing of the
EAEU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has created a new momentum for development
across all fields between the sides, she noted.
At the event,
delegates discussed measures for a safer and more equitable food system in
Eurasia and Africa, agreeing that international cooperation will help countries
develop sustainably, as well as overcome hunger and poverty.
APE General Secretary
Dr Andrey Belyanov highly valued Vietnamese delegates’ cooperation in the
holding of the workshop in particular and the implementation of initiatives and
projects of the APE at large.
He also voiced his
belief in the huge potential for cooperation between the APE and Vietnam in the