Vietnamese FM holds bilateral meetings with foreign diplomats
Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (R) meets US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman. (Photo: VNA)
NDO/VNA – Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son had bilateral meetings with his counterparts of Saudi Arabia, Syria, Egypt, Latvia, Venezuela and Nicaragua and US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 22 (local time).
Meeting with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister (FM) Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud, Syrian FM Faisal Al-Mekdad, Egyptian FM Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Latvian FM Edgars Rinkevics, Venezuelan FM Felix Plasencia, Nicaraguan FM Denis Ronaldo Moncada Colindres and US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, Son and the diplomats emphasised the fine traditional friendship with Vietnam.
They affirmed the determination to enhance economic and trade ties to match their sound political and diplomatic relations, continue effectively upholding existing cooperation mechanisms, and offer mutual support at the United Nations and other important international forums.
Son thanked nations for assisting Vietnam in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and expected to receive more COVID-19 vaccines and medical supplies.
He pledged to enhance economic, trade and investment ties between Vietnam and the countries, facilitate export-import, and increase coordination in regional and global issues, thus making practical contributions to peace and stability in the region and the world.
The officials discussed measures to bolster ties between Vietnam and the countries in the near future on the basis of mutual benefits and respect to each other's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The same day, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dang Hoang Giang attended the 14th Ministerial Meeting of the Global Governance Group (3G) under the chair of Singapore, which holds the presidency of 3G.
Giang put forth three priorities in global cooperation against the COVID-19 pandemic and promoting strong, sustainable and inclusive recovery. They include stepping up timely and fair access to vaccines and facilitating cooperation in vaccine and medicine production technology; enhancing international cooperation, improving self-resilience and adaptation in new normal, facilitating trade and investment across the borders, maintaining stable global manufacturing and supply chains, and ensuring free travelling; and ensuring the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development.
Founded in 2020 under the initiative of Singapore, 3G provides a platform for small and developing economies to discuss global economic and governance issues of G20. It now consists of 30 members, with Vietnam being one of the first members that made active contributions to its development.
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