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PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc meets with UN leaders

Update: September, 28/2018 - 12:30
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (L) receives President of the United Nations General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa (R). — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
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NEW YORK — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on September 28 (Vietnam time) had separate meetings with President of the UN General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres as part of his activities during the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York

Meeting with Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, PM Phúc affirmed that Việt Nam attached importance to relations with the UN, and supported the central role played by the UN. 

He suggested the UN prioritise promoting preventive diplomacy, and support the settlement of disputes in the East Sea through peaceful measures based on international law. He stressed Việt Nam would contribute to the common efforts of the UN, and responsibly participate in UN initiatives on development and peace maintenance.

While meeting with Antonio Guterres, PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc lauded the efforts of the Secretary General in reshuffling the UN, especially the UN development system, which aims to better support member countries in implementing the Agenda on Sustainable Development to 2030. 

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on September 28 (Vietnam time) meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

He expressed his hope that the UN would continue supporting Việt Nam in implementing sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the Paris agreement on climate change. 

Guterres thanked Việt Nam for its contributions to performing the UN’s work as well as initiatives to reform the forum’s operation, saying that he hoped Vietnam would continue to lead in achieving SDGs. 

He also expressed his admiration for Việt Nam’s recent socio-economic achievements, affirming that the UN would continue to support Việt Nam on its way to realising SDGs. 

The UN Secretary General voiced concern about East Sea-related issues, while asserting the UN’s consistent policy of supporting the settlement of disputes peacefully and in line with international law. — VNS

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