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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the expanded G7 Summit
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends the expanded G7 Summit. Photo: VNA

Japan’s and G7 countries’ invitation also showed their confidence, and high appreciation of Viet Nam’s role and responsibility in solving regional and international issues, such as striving to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), strengthening economic links, addressing slower growth in the world economy, developing Mekong basin, and building an environment of peace and stability for development.

In 3 days, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had an intensive program with 19 activities, both bilateral and multilateral, including attending sessions of the expanded G7 Summit, holding talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, meeting with French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Prime Minister of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Justin, US President Barack Obama, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Sri Lankan President, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the European Commission President and the President of the European Council, the General Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Director General of the OECD, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, the Governor of Aichi Prefecture, attending the Viet Nam-Japan high-level Dialogue on Economic Policy, receiving the President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Chairman of Trade Promotion Organization of Japan (JETRO) as well as spending time to meet with and have dialogues with Japanese businesses such as ANA Aviation Group Holdings Inc., the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi, and visiting Yokoyama farm.

At the expanded G7 Summit and bilateral meetings and contacts, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasized that Viet Nam always strives to consolidate and develop relations with countries in the world in the spirit of being “a reliable friend and partner and a responsible member of the international community.”

Affirming the stance of peace, stability and sustainable development

In a speech at the conference on the theme “Stability and Prosperity in Asia,” Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said Viet Nam supported Japan's proposal in the agenda of the conference and made important contribution to the discussions at the summit, especially economic linkage, climate change and peace and stability of the region and the world.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc underlined that prosperity and development can only achieved when there is peace and stability; and unilateral actions contrary to international law and regional agreements are seriously threatening peace and stability in the region. The Prime Minister also pointed out that peace and development of Viet Nam are closely associated with those of the world. Prosperity and sustainable development in Viet Nam, Asia and around the world can only be guaranteed if there is an international environment of peace and stability.

Expressing Viet Nam's stance on peace, stability and sustainable development of the Asia-Pacific region in particular and the world in general, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasized: “We are facing growing challenges to peace and security of the region, first of all security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea. Unilateral actions contrary to international law and regional agreements, such as reclaiming of artificial island on a large scale, changing the status quo and beefing up of military strength are seriously threatening peace and stability in the region. This situation requires concerned countries to exercise restraint, resolve disputes by peaceful means, observe international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, Declaration on the Conduct of Parties on the East Sea (DOC), strengthen confidence-building measures and preventive diplomacy, and early conclude the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc maintained that these countries, especially G7 countries must raise their voice and take practical actions to contribute actively to build an environment of peace, stability and solve common problems in the world as well as in the region, focusing on Sustainable Development Goals, infrastructure building, disaster prevention, response to climate change, counter-terrorism, food security, water resources, navigation and aviation. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his strong belief in the important role of G7 countries in accelerating global economic recovery, trade linkage, and investments and effective handling challenges to global development for an environment of peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

Sharing Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s assessment, heads of G7 countries, countries and international organizations attending the summit called for enhanced cooperation to maintain growth in the world, respond to natural disasters, and droughts, support developing countries, including ASEAN countries to build high quality infrastructure, consolidate connectivity, and ultimately enhance confidence-building to address hot spots in the region and the world including maritime and aviation safety and security in East Sea and East China Sea.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc welcomed positive stance of countries which support Viet Nam and ASEAN in the peaceful settlement of disputes in the East Sea in line with international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, ensuring security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea, contributing to maintaining peace, prosperity and stability for development in the region and the world.

Promote bilateral relations

At bilateral meetings with world leaders, heads of state, international organizations on the sidelines of the expanded G7 Summit, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that the Vietnamese Government is determined to deepen cooperation with other countries and international organizations, especially economic cooperation while expressing hope that countries and partners support Viet Nam to heighten its role and responsibility in international organizations, continue close cooperation in important multilateral forums in the region and around the world, including support for Viet Nam’s election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 term and as General Director of UNESCO for the 2017-2021 term.

Leaders of countries and international organizations highly valued the role and prestige of Viet Nam in the region, sharing and supporting the Prime Minister’s statements and expressed their desire to continue promoting relations with Viet Nam.

Viet Nam’s constructive and practical participation was appreciated by the summit and the host country Japan.

Nguyen Duc synthesized