The U.N. chief said he believes that Vietnam will complete its development goals despite recent challenges in the region.

Participants at the working session

Giang informed the U.N. leader of Vietnam's recent socio-economic development and thanked him for his attention and support to the country.

The two sides exchanged views on emerging regional and international issues.

The diplomat took the occasion to announce Vietnam's initiative to organize the ASEAN Future Forum in Hanoi on April 23.

The move comes as a response by ASEAN and regional countries to the Summit of the Future to be held by the U.N. in September 2024, he said, adding that the forum's discussions will provide a foundation for supporting policy-making efforts of ASEAN members and shaping the grouping's vision for the time to come.

Source: VNA