Vice Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Doan Khac Viet (Photo: VNA)
– Vice Spokesman of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs Doan Khac Viet on April 29 affirmed Vietnam’s support for the
right to develop and use atomic energy for peaceful purposes.
Viet told the ministry’s regular press conference that the
responsibility for ensuring nuclear safety and security belongs to states, but
it requires strong and transparent international cooperation in information sharing
and responsible response if any incident or accident happens.
Vietnam advocates the maintenance of regional peace and
stability and the protection of the maritime environment and maritime resources
in line with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on
the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), as well as regulations of the International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA), Viet said.
Most recently, he went on, Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui
Thanh Son and his Korean counterpart Chung Eui-yong discussed
international and regional issues of common concern during their phone talks on
They agreed to enhance all-level exchanges, especially at
high levels, via flexible forms like teleconferenced talks, strengthen ties
between the two foreign ministries, and support and closely coordinate with
each other within regional and international cooperation frameworks like the UN
and ASEAN, according to the Vice Spokesman.
Noting Vietnam’s viewpoint on the reception of Vietnamese
nationals returning from the UK, he said the reception has been carried out on
the basis of the Vietnam-UK agreements, along with international law and
practices, including the memorandum of understanding signed by the two governments
on October 28, 2004 on migration issues, so as to ensure the citizens’ rights
and legitimate interests and accord with the countries’ legal regulations.
Vietnam hopes that the UK side will always create favourable
conditions for the Vietnamese community there to integrate and contribute to
the prosperous development of the UK, and also to bilateral relations, he said,
adding that the Vietnamese Government supports legal, safe, and orderly
migration while resolutely preventing and fighting against illegal migration, the
arrangement of illegal migration, and human trafficking.
According to the Vice Spokesman, the Prime Minister of
Vietnam on February 9, 2021 approved a programme on human trafficking
prevention and control for the 2021-2025 period, with a vision to 2030, that
includes the task of enhancing the combat against human trafficking in
Vietnam is also continuing efforts to achieve the targets of
the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration under the plan
issued by the Prime Minister on March 20, 2020 so as to create a transparent
migration environment and protect the rights and legitimate interests of
migrants, Viet added.
The country has been stepping up cooperation with countries
and organisations, including the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol),
to prevent, detect, investigate, and deal with illegal migration rings in line
with the law.
Vietnam is ready to discuss and coordinate with other
countries to handle related cases in a timely manner and ensure legal and safe
migration for the sake of migrants’ rights and legitimate interests, the Vice