The prosperity and sustainable development in Viet Nam, Asia and the
world may be ensured only in a peaceful and stable international
environment, said PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the expanded G7 Summit in Mie
Prefecture, Japan on May 27.
The PM welcomed prioritized issues discussed at the Summit’s agenda,
which are crucial and urgent to peace, stability and sustainable
development of the Asian-Pacific region in particular and the world in
He said that sustainable development based on
effective international and regional integration is Viet Nam’s
development strategy and orientations, adding that infrastructure is one
of the three breakthroughs of the nation’s socio-economic plan in the
Viet Nam hailed Japan’s implementation of the
“Partnership for Quality Infrastructure” in Asia and the Mekong-Japan
Connectivity Initiative as well as the support from other nations in the
G7, including the U.S. and the Friends of the Lower Mekong (FLM) for
the sustainable development of the Lower Mekong and the new initiative
on the Sustainable Infrastructure Program (SIP).
Viet Nam will join hands in realizing the Paris
Agreement adopted at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN
Framework Convention on Climate Change, he said.
He expected that the G7 nations and other
multi-lateral organizations will provide more assistance for Viet Nam
and other nations in the Mekong River to enhance water management and
protection, improve its capacity to respond to climate change, prevent
droughts and sea-water intrusions in the Mekong Delta and the Lower
The Vietnamese PM applauded Japan’s initiatives in
crucial areas, including peace and stability guaranty in the Middle
East, health care, gender equality and Japan’s efforts in assisting
He noted that unilateral activities against the
international regulations and regional agreements such as the
large-scale construction of artificial islands, changing the status quo
and scaling up militarization are seriously threatening the regional
peace and stability.
The situation requires relevant sides to restrain and
address disputes with peaceful measures in accordance with
international regulations, including the United Nations Convention on
the Law of the Sea 1982, the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in
the East Sea (DOC), towards formulating a Code of Conduct in the East
Sea (COC), he added.
Viet Nam welcomes nations in the G7 to raise their
voices and support efforts in ensuring maritime and overflight security
and freedom, treating with disputes with peaceful measures and based on
international regulations, he said.
Viet Nam expects that the G7 and the international
community will make responsible contributions to consolidating a
peaceful and sustainable environment in the Asian-Pacific region and in
the world, PM Phuc said.
The expanded G7 Summit includes two sessions,
focusing on high-quality infrastructure, regional security, women’s
rights, health affairs, the implementation of 203 Agenda and cooperation
The expanded G7 summit opened on May 27 with the
participation of G7 members and invited guests, including Viet Nam,
Indonesia, Laos, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Chad and other
international organizations including the United Nations, the World
Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank.