Vietnam Raises Three Key Focuses at BRICS Dialogue

The group of emerging economies, known as BRICS, stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
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A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Hang attended the BRICS Dialogue with Developing Countries in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod on June 11 (local time).

The dialogue, part of the BRICS Foreign Ministers' Summit hosted by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, drew foreign ministers from 10 BRICS member countries including Russia, China, India, South Africa, Brazil, UAE, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Egypt; ministers and deputy foreign ministers from 12 guest countries included Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Cuba, Kazahstan, Laos, Mauritania, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Türkiye, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Vietnam Raises 3 Proposals at BRICS Dialogue
At the dialogue. Photo: VNA

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hoped that BRICS would further promote its role and strengthen coordination with developing countries to promote global cooperation, and build a balanced and fair global governance system.

The ministers had a substantive exchange of opinions on pressing items on the global agenda and discussed the creation of a multipolar international order, regional crises, countering newly arisen challenges and threats, and cooperation between the BRICS countries on multilateral platforms.

The ministers discussed prospects for promoting strategic partnership within BRICS, including the establishment of a new category of “partner countries.” The participants noted the importance of strengthening cooperation in transport, finance and the economy, among other spheres.

The meeting also included an expanded session with the participation of foreign ministers from the Global South and Global East. Engaging discussions were held covering the state and prospects for reforming the international system in the interest of ensuring fair and equal security, sustainable development and lasting economic growth for all countries without exception.

Vietnam Raises 3 Key Focuses at BRICS Dialogue
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Hang. Photo: TG&VN

In her speech, reported by VNA, Deputy FM Hang emphasized the importance of BRICS collaborating with developing countries to promote three key focuses, including enhancing multilateral cooperation by reinforcing the central role of the United Nations (UN) in coordinating global efforts for peace, security and sustainable development, and building trust and resolving disputes by peaceful means based on respect for the principles of the UN Charter and international law.

Another focus was on improving the role of developing countries in governance and fulfillment of global development agendas. She urged BRICS to contribute to accelerating sustainable development goals, ensuring that developing countries have access to breakthrough technological achievements, deep economic integration, and an open, fair, inclusive and non-discriminatory multilateral trading system.

The final focus was on strengthening the resilience, adaptability, and capacity of developing countries in addressing global challenges. BRICS should collaborate closely with partners, especially developing countries, in promoting global climate actions, ensuring food and energy security, disaster preparedness and epidemic prevention.

Affirming Vietnam’s consistent foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralization and diversification of external relations; being a friend, a reliable partner, and an active and responsible member of the international community, she highlighted Vietnam's commitment to high-quality growth, prioritizing green growth, sustainable development, innovation, and resilience with people at the centre of its development strategy.

Vietnam is ready to actively contribute to the activities of global, inter-regional and regional cooperation organizations and mechanisms for peace, cooperation and development, she said.

As Vietnam will host the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) Summit in 2025, she expressed Vietnam’s desire to join hands with other countries to advance global efforts for green growth and sustainable development.

Vietnam Raises 3 Proposals at BRICS Dialogue
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Hang and Brazilian Deputy Foreign Minister Eduardo Paes Saboia. Photo: VNA

On the occasion, the Vietnamese official held working sessions with her counterparts from Brazil, Venezuela, and Bahrain.

Brazilian Deputy Foreign Minister Eduardo Paes Saboia proposed joint work to effectively realize the outcomes of the Vietnam visit by Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Viera in April.

As the President of the G20, Brazil hopes for Vietnam's active participation and contribution to the G20, he said, expressing willingness to work with Vietnam at multilateral forums in 2025 when Vietnam hosts P4G and Brazil assumes the presidency of the 30th UN Conference on Climate Change (COP 30).

Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister Tatiana Pugh Moreno agreed on the need to facilitate delegation exchanges and further strengthen close coordination to effectively realize the recently-reached agreements.

Vietnam Raises 3 Proposals at BRICS Dialogue
Deputy Minister Nguyen Minh Hang at the meeting with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Bahrain. Photo: VNA

Bahraini Deputy Foreign Minister Isa Nasser Al Nuaimi and Deputy FM Hang affirmed their desire to further reinforce bilateral collaboration, especially through high-level delegation exchanges and increased cooperation in economy, trade, and investment while working closely together within multilateral cooperation mechanisms.

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