At the conference, the leaders of EAS countries (including ASEAN and China, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India, Russia, and the United States) highly appreciated the role and strategic value of the EAS as a forum for dialogue and strategic leaders. Orientation towards peace, security and prosperous development in the region.
East Asia Summit with participation of leaders of EAS countries (ASEAN and including China, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India, Russia and the United States). Photo: VGP.
Partners are committed to supporting the central role of ASEAN and building a regional architecture that is open, transparent, inclusive and based on international law and the UN Charter.
Countries agreed that the EAS needs to strengthen existing foundations, further promote its role and improve its capacity to adapt to new challenges arising in the rapid development and new context.
The countries are committed to coordinating and effectively implementing the recently agreed EAS Action Plan for the period 2024-2028, giving priority to promoting trade exchange, investment, maritime cooperation and ensuring food and energy security . Also new, potential areas are being expanded. Digital transformation, green economy, circular economy and as a response to climate change.
Speaking at the conference, the Prime Minister pham minh sign Clearly stated that with a scale of over 54% of the world’s population and approximately 62% of the global GDP, the EAS has the mandate to unify, spread benefits, strengthen trust, enhance strength and provide resources and It is expected to be a center for providing cooperation. Closer and more effective.
To truly promote that important role for the EAS, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has proposed three key sets of solutions.
First, create a regional structure that is open, inclusive, transparent, and based on international law. Accordingly, it is necessary to stick to basic principles in international relations, strengthen trust, and behave constructively and responsibly. Also, reaffirming that ASEAN is ready to consult, negotiate and cooperate on equal terms, trust and respect each other, jointly respond to common challenges, and contribute to peace, stability and development; , and hopes that partners will support ASEAN’s central role. Both words and actions.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the 18th East Asia Summit. Photo: VNA
Second, create new momentum for inclusive growth and sustainable development. Accordingly, open markets, open policies and the need for a strategic, long-term approach, rather than implementing exclusively local, short-term measures, make the EAS a focal point for trade and connections. Maintaining the supply chain, smooth flow of goods and services.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh stressed that transforming economic structures, moving towards building a digital economy, developing a green economy, implementing a circular economy and sharing economy are reasonable and right directions. Properly mobilizing resources in the form of public-private collaboration.
Accordingly, the Prime Minister proposed the need to closely coordinate with each other, promoting new thinking, new methods and new technology in this profound transformation process; At the same time, we ask our partners to support ASEAN in this transition process, with the spirit that leading countries need to help the following countries, and more developed regions help less developed regions, especially the poor. stands by. Through sub-regional cooperation, including in remote areas, leaving no one behind.
Third, looking to the future, it is necessary to recognize peace, stability and development cooperation as goals; There are communication and collaboration tools. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirmed that candid dialogue and sincere cooperation are the foundation and key principles that have built ASEAN’s success over the past 6 decades. The Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC), the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty, and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) are very useful instruments. Signaling for the fulfillment of the common goals of peace, stability and prosperity of the Southeast Asia region.
The Prime Minister hoped this sentiment would spread to other regions, including Europe, where the Ukraine conflict and tensions on the Korean Peninsula are having a deep impact. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh called on all countries to unite internationally and promote multilateralism to solve global and all people’s problems such as pandemics, climate change, resource scarcity, and resolve disputes and conflicts by peaceful means based on international law. Called for working together to resolve conflicts.
In the conferences, the leaders of the countries held wide-ranging discussions on international and regional issues such as the conflict in the East Sea, Myanmar, the Korean Peninsula, Ukraine…
The leaders of the countries stressed the importance of peace, security and stability in the region as a prerequisite for carrying out ongoing efforts for inclusive growth and sustainable development. Partners reaffirmed their support for ASEAN’s efforts, balanced, objective approach and common stance on these issues.
Regarding these issues, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh suggested that partners need to show support for ASEAN’s central role in practice, and engage ASEAN in dialogue, consultation, confidence building and responding to challenges. . common sense, building a regional structure that is open, transparent, inclusive and based on international law.
The Prime Minister and ASEAN countries reaffirmed their common stance on the East Sea, emphasizing that ensuring the safety, security and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea is in the interests of all countries, and called for full support from partners. Requested to cooperate. The effective implementation of DOC, the creation of an effective, efficient and concrete code of conduct for parties in the East Sea (COC) in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which contributed to Is. Transforming the East Sea into a sea of peace, stability, cooperation and sustainable development.
Sharing about the situation in Myanmar, the Prime Minister confirmed that ASEAN has led and will continue to lead in the process of supporting Myanmar to overcome difficulties based on the 5-point consensus and reaffirmed that Vietnam will actively participate and contribute. Contribute responsibly to this process and provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Myanmar.