|Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and his spouse. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, his spouse and a high-ranking delegation from Việt Nam left Hà Nội on Sunday morning for Vienna to attend the 12th ASEM Summit (ASEM 12) and the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 Summit (P4G).
The trip will also include visits to Austria, Belgium, Demark and a working visit to the European Union (EU).
They have been invited by President of the European Council Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, and Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen.
PM Phúc is accompanied by Minister of Trade and Industry Trần Tuấn Anh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường, and Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến.
Phúc’s attendance at ASEM 12, P4G and his visits to Austria, Belgium, Denmark and the EU aim to affirm Việt Nam’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, co-operation and development, diversification and multilateralisation of international relations, and active international integration.
The visits also convey the message of Việt Nam’s extensive integration into the international community, enhancement of multilateral diplomacy, contributions to building and shaping multilateral institutions and effective participation in the settlement of global challenges at multilateral organisations. — VNS