"Countries have responsibility to contribute to regional, global peace"

12:47 24/09/2021

PSNews - Peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world is the common goal of all countries, to which countries have the responsibility to contribute, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

Hang comments about the formation of AUKUS. Photo: Getty. 

Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang made the remarks while responding to queries regarding the formation of a security partnership by Australia, the UK and the US, at the ministry’s regular press conference held online on September 23.

Vietnam always keeps a close watch on developments in the regional situation, she said.

Asked about Australia’s submarine project, Hang said the development and use of nuclear energy must serve peaceful purposes and socio-economic development in countries, while ensuring absolute safety for humans and the environment.  

Regarding the EU’s Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific announced on September 16, the spokesperson said Vietnam values the EU’s role and active contributions to peace, cooperation and development in the region.

On the basis of the Vietnam-EU partnership and comprehensive cooperation, Vietnam stands ready to coordinate with the EU, implement cooperation frameworks of shared concern, promote ASEAN’s centrality, and boost the Asia-Europe partnership and the ASEAN-EU strategic partnership, contributing to maintaining peace, stability and prosperity in the region, the spokesperson said.

By L.B