DPM Minh busy on sidelines of UN session
12:50 | 25/09/2014

VGP – Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh met with the FMs of Finland and Tanzania and exchanged views on the recent situation in Asia-Pacific with scholars of the Asia Society, on the sidelines of the high-level segment of the 69th General Assembly session.

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh and Finland's FM Erkki Toumioja, UN Headquarters, September 24, 2014 - Photo: VNA

At the meeting with Finnish FM Erkki Toumioja on September 24, Deputy PM, FM Minh thanked the Government of Finland for continued provision of official development assistance for Viet Nam.

The Deputy PM, FM welcomed the Nordic country’s investment in such fields like green technology, new energies, forestry, clean water supply, and education, which help boost sustainable development in Viet Nam.

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh and Tanzanian FM Bernard Kamillius Membe
Meeting with the Tanzanian FM, Deputy PM, FM Minh suggested that the Government of Tanzania create favorable conditions for the project jointly carried out by Viet Nam’s Viettel group and Epocha company.

FM Bernard Kamillius Membe informed that Tanzanian President Bernard Kamillius Membe will pay a visit to Viet Nam in next month.

He affirmed that Tanzania advocates Viet Nam’s bid to join ECOSOC for the 2016-2018 term and become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021.

Regarding the situation in Asia-Pacific, Deputy PM, FM Minh highlighted opportunities as well as emerging challenges in the region.

In pursuing its foreign policy and active integration orientation, Viet Nam has been making active contributions to maintain peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region, striving together with ASEAN member countries for the building of the ASEAN Community by 2015 and promoting the Association’s central role in the emerging regional architecture, reiterated Deputy PM, FM Minh.

He highlighted Viet Nam’s resolve to defend its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as the country’s stance of settling the East Sea issue through peaceful measures, in accordance with international law and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, strict observation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), and striving for early conclusion of the Code of Conduct (COC).

By Ngoc Van


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