TPO – At the invitation of State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi, on June 23, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son attended the Asia-Pacific online summit on cooperation. Road Belt.
The conference was also attended by the President of Colombia, Prime Minister of Fiji, Deputy Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers or Trade Ministers of 10 ASEAN countries, some South Asian countries, Central Asia, Latin America, island nations. Pacific and representatives of international organizations in the region.
With the theme “Promoting cooperation to respond to the pandemic for a sustainable recovery”, the delegates focused on discussing the challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region, especially the impacts of the pandemic. of the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts and solutions to respond to the pandemic and promote economic recovery, develop green economy, circular economy towards sustainable and inclusive development at the national level and area.
All countries emphasized the need to strengthen the exchange of information and experiences in pandemic response; expressed support for the COVAX Initiative and called on development partners and international organizations to continue supporting developing countries in accessing timely and affordable vaccines.
The statements also suggested that it is necessary to promote cooperation in research, technology transfer and vaccine production; encourage regional and international financial institutions to provide preferential credit to developing countries so that they can effectively respond to the epidemic.
Delegates emphasized that priority should be given to promoting a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery, towards a green economy with low carbon emissions, and fully and timely implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals up to the year. 2030 of the United Nations (SDG 2030) and the Paris Agreement on climate change; strengthen information exchange, cooperation in green economy development, environmental cooperation, sustainable infrastructure development, clean energy; mobilize financial resources for green growth; building capacity to respond to climate change…
In addition, a number of countries assessed that Belt and Road cooperation could make positive contributions to the common efforts of the region through connectivity projects, trade and investment facilitation, production and trade. supply vaccines, support the development of green economy, circular economy.
Leaders and officials attended the conference. (Photo: Mofa)
Speaking at the conference, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son affirmed that responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery and sustainable development are urgent issues for all countries. family.
Vietnam highly appreciates and asks the international community to continue supporting countries, especially developing countries, to soon repel the Covid-19 pandemic, transition to a green economy, a circular economy, and expand trade and investment in order to contribute to promoting economic recovery towards sustainable and inclusive development.
Emphasizing that regional cooperation is very important for the Asia-Pacific to recover and adapt to the rapid changes of the world economy, Minister Bui Thanh Son raised three important issues that countries need to pay attention to. center:
Strengthen multilateral cooperation to effectively coordinate epidemic prevention efforts, promote the transfer of vaccine production technology, and ensure that all countries can access rapid vaccine supplies. prompt, timely with reasonable cost;
Better promote regional cooperation frameworks and initiatives such as APEC, ASEAN, and Belt and Road to promote trade and investment, facilitate market access for businesses, and connect the transport system and logistics in the region, developing the digital economy;
Strengthen support for developing countries to fully and timely implement the 2030 SDG goals, share experiences and transfer technologies on green economy.
Consistently affirming the dual goal of both disease prevention and promotion of socio-economic recovery and development, Minister Bui Thanh Son emphasized that Vietnam continues to promote international economic integration, expansion and development. deepen cooperation relations with countries in the Asia-Pacific region for peace, prosperity and sustainable development of the whole region.
The conference approved the “Belt and Road Partnership Initiative on COVID-19 Vaccine Cooperation” and the “Belt and Road Partnership Initiative on Green Development”.