Continuing the program of the 43rd ASEAN Summit and related summits in Jakarta on the morning of September 7, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and leaders of other countries participated in the East Asia Summit (EAS) for the 18th time.
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.
Partners are committed to supporting the central role of ASEAN and jointly building an open, transparent and inclusive regional architecture based on international law and the UN Charter.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended the 20th ASEAN-India Summit on 7 September. Photo: VGP
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has proposed 3 sets of key solutions to truly promote the important role of the EAS.
is there anyoneShaping a regional structure that is open, inclusive, transparent and based on international law.
Second, To 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.
third, The need to recognize peace, stability and development as goals; There are communication and collaboration tools. The Prime Minister called upon all countries to unite internationally and promote multilateralism to solve global problems.
At the conferences, the leaders of the countries discussed in detail the situation in the East Sea, the conflict in Myanmar, the Korean Peninsula, Ukraine… Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh suggested that the partners need to show support for the central role. ASEAN’s focus is on exercises, promoting dialogue, advising, building confidence and working with ASEAN to respond to common challenges.
The Prime Minister and ASEAN countries reaffirmed their common stance on the East Sea, stressing that ensuring the safety, security and freedom of navigation and aviation in this sea is in the interests of all countries, and full and effective support from partners. Requested to cooperate for. Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties (DOC) in the East Sea Develop an effective, efficient and concrete Code of Conduct (COC) of Parties in the East Sea, in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Parties. Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
The same day, on 7 September, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended the 20th ASEAN-India Summit, the 3rd ASEAN-Australia Summit and the 13th ASEAN-UN Summit.
At the 20th ASEAN-India Summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the establishment of the ASEAN-India Foundation for a Digital Future. The conference adopted a joint statement on maritime cooperation and enhancing food security in times of crisis.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh proposed to further strengthen economic and trade ties, effectively deploying the ASEAN-India Free Trade Area (AIFTA); Suggested that both sides devote more appropriate resources to early completion of highway projects connecting India to ASEAN, which is expected to extend to Vietnam and spread throughout ASEAN by road, sea and air.
On the final working day (7 September) of the ASEAN Summit and related summits, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Bangladesh President Mohammad Shahabuddin, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese Also held meetings. ,