PM Pham Minh Chinh (left) and President of the 78th U.N. General Assembly Dennis Francis

Vietnam commits to actively contributing to major priorities of UNGA 78, including the consolidation of peace through enhancing trust, fostering cooperation, easing tensions between powers, strengthening solidarity, promoting multilateralism, reforming international financial institutions towards more equality, and realizing the sustainable development goals (SDGs), the PM stressed.

He held that a global, all-people and comprehensive approach is needed to tackle such challenges, and affirmed that Vietnam supports and is resolved to implement the SDGs and respond to climate change, particularly achieving the target of net zero emissions by 2050. 

PM Pham Minh Chinh briefed Francis on Vietnam’s National Power Development Plan VIII, which guides the development of power plants and power grids between 2021 and 2030, with a vision until 2050. The country will soon announce a resources mobilization plan for the implementation of the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP), he added.

The PM also highlighted Vietnam’s efforts in ensuring rice exports, contributing to guaranteeing global food security.

For his part, Francis spoke highly of the U.N. - Vietnam relations, saying he is impressed by socio-economic achievements the Southeast Asian nation has recorded. He highly evaluated the country's active and dynamic role, and increasing position, including its participation in U.N. peacekeeping operations.

Francis also commended Vietnam’s achievements in poverty reduction and national development, saying its experience in this field should be shared to the world, and spoke highly of the country’s cooperation in the SDGs implementation, climate change response and food security.

The President of UNGA 78 agreed to cooperate with Vietnam to promote the compliance with the U.N. Charter and international law, and multilateralism.

On this occasion, PM Pham Minh Chinh invited Francis to visit Vietnam in the coming time.

Source: VNA