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President off to summit on sustainability

Update: September, 24/2015 - 09:30
, Viet Nam is affirming its determination to implement sustainable development goals on a global stage. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Ngoc

HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang will attend the United Nations (UN) Summit for the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this September 25-27 in New York City.

Over 170 State and government leaders from around the world will gather, making it the largest UN conference since the UN Summit to approve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000.

Summit participants will officially adopt a new global development agenda at the plenary session, which will serve as a foundation for sustainable development through 2030.

The agenda, including 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, is the result of active negotiations among UN member nations, including Viet Nam, over the last two years.

By attending the event, Viet Nam is affirming its determination to implement sustainable development goals on a global stage.

The Vietnamese State leader will take the occasion to promote the interests and viewpoints of developing countries, particularly calling for more UN support and assert the country's diplomatic policy of peace, co-operation, sustainable development and respect for international law. Viet Nam's realisation of many of the 2000 summit's MDGs, and efforts to promote regional links and ties with the UN will serve as proof of the country's commitment.

President Sang will also take part in a UN Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) meeting, a meeting on gender equality and a meeting with the UN Secretary General.

During his stay in the US, Sang will have a policy dialogue with the Asia Society, join in a Viet Nam-US business dialogue and attend the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)'s Annual Meeting.

He will draw attention to the country's important socio-economic development achievements in recent years, and highlight the 6.28 per cent GDP growth seen in the first six months of this year – the highest rate in the last five years.

President Sang will also pay an official visit to Cuba from September 28-30 at the invitation of his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro Ruz. — VNS

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