PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc met Australian counterpart, UN Secretary General
(VNF) - On September 8th, in Vientiane, Laos, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
At a meeting with the Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, which was held on the sidelines of the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and related meetings, PM Phuc pledged to create favorable conditions for foreign investors to expand investment in Vietnam while asking the Australian side to further open its market for Vietnamese farm produce.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, Vientiane, Laos, September 8th, 2016. (Photo: VGP)
He spoke highly of the support offered by the Australian Government to help Vietnam in infrastructure development, education and training, poverty reduction and clean water supply.
The two PMs expressed delight at the growing bilateral ties and discussed measures to further the comprehensive partnership, especially in economy, trade and investment.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that Vietnam always backs foreign investors, including those from Australia, to expand their business in Vietnam.
He also suggested Australia continue assistance for climate change adaptation, sustainable development, and effective deployment of education and training cooperation programs.
The two leaders emphasized the importance of maintaining peace, security and cooperation in the East Sea; heightening the rule of law, and settling disputes through peaceful means in accordance with international law and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Both sides agreed to enhance cooperation to realize the above goals.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Vientiane, Laos, September 8th, 2016. (Photo: VOV)
The same day, at the meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, PM Phuc highly appreciated the important contributions of the UN, particularly to the fight against global challenges.
PM Phuc expressed his hope that the UN will continue promoting its leading role in keeping peace, safeguarding international security, and supporting countries to implement important agreements, especially the 2030 agenda on sustainable development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
As an active and responsible member of the international community, Vietnam vowed to participate actively in the UN-led efforts and initiatives, PM Phuc affirmed.
He also asked the UN to continue assisting Vietnam in realizing sustainable development goals and adapting to climate change.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highly appreciated the support and close collaboration between Vietnam and the UN, affirming that the UN will stand side by side with Vietnam to achieve sustainable development goals and cope with climate change to contribute to socio-economic development in the country./.