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PM wraps up working trip to attend ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting

by NDO/VNA25 April 2021 Last updated at 10:40 AM

PM Pham Minh Chinh attends the ASEAN Leaders' Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 24. (Photo: VNA)
PM Pham Minh Chinh attends the ASEAN Leaders' Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 24. (Photo: VNA)

VTV.vn - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and a high-ranking delegation from Vietnam arrived in Hanoi at midnight on April 24, successfully concluding their trip to the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia.

This was his first overseas working trip since being elected as Prime Minister earlier this month.

During the trip, PM Chinh attended the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting; held talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo; met with Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Haji Hassanal Bolkiah; had bilateral meetings with Cambodian PM Hun Sen, Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysian PM Muhyiddin Yassin; and received ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi.

At the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting, regional leaders focused on discussing ASEAN Community building, the bloc’s external relations, and issues of regional and international concern.

Regarding the Myanmar situation, PM Chinh affirmed that Vietnam, as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021 and the Council's President for April 2021, has worked to create favourable conditions for ASEAN member nations to collaborate closely at UN forums in mobilising support for the bloc’s efforts in approaching and finding suitable solutions to the Myanmar issue.

During the bilateral meetings, PM Chinh was congratulated on his election as PM as well as Vietnam’s successes in COVID-19 prevention and control, and the country’s stewardship as ASEAN Chair 2020. The foreign leaders affirmed they attach great importance to and want to further strengthen cooperative and friendly relations with Vietnam.

For his part, PM Chinh asserted that Vietnam has continued to pursue a foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralisation and diversification of international relations, being a responsible member of the international community, and proactive and active international integration.

The Vietnamese PM and leaders of the ASEAN nations agreed to continue developing multifaceted cooperation, especially in the fields of investment, trade and in response to emerging pandemics such as COVID-19.

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