|Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Đặng Hoàng Giang. —VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s initiatives and suggestions have been reflected in APEC’s documents, showing the country’s responsible, active and proactive contributions to building and consolidating solidarity in APEC for a peaceful and stable Asia-Pacific region, according to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Đặng Hoàng Giang.
The Deputy Minister made the remark while talking to the press about the results of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, during which Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc attended the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) via videoconference on November 12 under the chair of Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand – APEC Chair 2021, and several other events.
Giang said President Phúc and the Vietnamese delegation had actively participated in the main activities of the week, delivering Việt Nam's consistent message which affirmed that APEC continues to be a regional forum with a significant voice and role in promoting multilateralism and multilateral cooperation to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, achieve rapid and sustainable economic growth, thus continuing to be a driving force of regional and global economies.
He said Việt Nam’s messages are very much in line with APEC leaders’ opinions, including facilitating fair access to vaccines, medical supplies and resources as well as adopting stronger measures to fight the pandemic.
About development, Việt Nam suggested APEC take a new approach to economic recovery such as promoting digital economy and e-commerce, advocating trade liberalisation; removing trade barriers to restore production and trade, and prevent disruption in manufacturing chains.
As the Asia-Pacific and the world are suffering consequences and challenges caused by climate change, the requirement is to ensure green growth. Therefore, measures and suggestions proposed by Việt Nam along with the country's delivery on commitments also contributed to strengthening APEC’s cooperation in promoting green and inclusive growth, he said.
The diplomat stressed that the most important thing is to effectively carry out the APEC Vision till 2040. He said Việt Nam was one of the key participants in building the vision and also one of the leading members in realising the vision via building an action plan.
The official expressed his belief that the commitments of Việt Nam and APEC to realising the vision will contribute to building an Asian-Pacific region of peace, stability and prosperity. —VNS