Vietnam proposes solutions to global crises at UNGA 78

Thứ Bảy, 23/09/2023, 16:33

 Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, while addressing the general debate of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 22, pointed out major crises the world is facing and put forward solutions to tackle them.

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Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh addresses the general debate of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 22.

The world, according to Chinh, is going through serious crises in trust, multilateral cooperation, principles, and resources that need to be resolved to support the implementation of development goals.

To this end, he stressed the need for countries, especially major powers, to show sincerity, strengthen strategic trust, and raise responsibility towards the world.

An important solution globally is to promote solidarity, international cooperation, and multilateralism, with the United Nations forming the core, and to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, he said.

He highlighted the position and role of people as the goals, subjects, driving forces and resources of sustainable development, suggesting that people-centered policies should be promoted in all policy-making processes and actions to ensure no one is left behind.

The Vietnamese leader underlined the importance of introducing comprehensive solutions economically, politically and socially to ensure stability, security, and safety.

In line with this, it’s imperative to build and transform green economic models, digital economy, circular economy, sharing economy, knowledge economy, while promoting innovation and startups, reducing trade and investment barriers, strengthening free trade agreements, and reforming international financial and monetary institutions.

Last but not least, he suggested effectively mobilizing and using resources, enhancing self-reliance, innovation and startups, and promoting all potential and strengths.

Developing and underdeveloped countries, especially countries suffering the severe consequences of climate change, natural disasters and epidemics, should receive support in finance, technology, and human resource training and coordinated governance, said the Vietnamese PM.

He reiterated Vietnam’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralization of foreign relations, while being a good friend, a reliable partner of all countries and an active and responsible member of the international community.

Vietnam will continue to contribute more strongly and responsibly to the United Nations’ priorities, including peacekeeping engagement, net zero emissions commitments and food security, said the PM.

He reaffirmed Vietnam’s commitment to working closely alongside other countries to maintain peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation in the East Sea in line with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), while avoiding unilateral actions and resolving disputes and differences by peaceful and cooperative means.