State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc praised achievements of the Boao Forum for Asia over the past two decades in his video speech at the opening ceremony of the event held in Boao city of China’s Hainan province on April 20.VNA Photo: Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI — President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc praised the achievements of the Boao Forum for Asia over the past two decades in his video speech at the opening ceremony of the event held in Boao City of China’s Hainan Province on Tuesday.
The President said he hopes the forum continues to be a communications channel for politicians, scholars, and businesses regarding key matters in the region.
Amid unprecedented challenges facing the world, no country can solve these difficulties by itself, the President noted.
He said only co-operation and solidarity could bring about success and joint actions from nations are needed for inclusive and sustainable growth that ensures safety for the people.
The Vietnamese President highlighted four issues that require special attention from countries.
First, he called for promoting co-operation in disease control and prevention, enhancing public health system capacity, and ensuring opportunities to access vaccines at reasonable costs.
The President also said nations should maintain macroeconomic stability and facilitating trade and investment, ensuring the operations of supply chains and promoting job creation, raising the economy’s resilience against shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic in the future.
Third, he called for mobilising resources for sustainable and inclusive economic development towards the realisation of the 2030 sustainable development goals, especially in education, climate change, clean energy and sustainable management of natural resources.
Finally, he stressed the need for building synchronous infrastructure and developing human resources for digital transformation to make sure that no one is left behind.
On Việt Nam-China co-operation, he highlighted the two countries' collaboration in containing COVID-19 and sustaining economic growth to become bright spots in the world.
“We [Việt Nam] welcome efforts to promote regional and economic connectivity under the Belt and Road initiative and hope that the initiative contributes positively to the world's economic recovery after the pandemic. The two countries, Việt Nam and China, are actively building a joint plan to effectively carry out the Memorandum of Understanding on the joint implementation of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Việt Nam’s 'Two Corridors – One Economic Belt' plan,” Phúc said.
The President affirmed Viet Nam’s wish for comprehensive, effective, and equal cooperation with China for mutual benefits so that the two can together overcome the pandemic, maintain an environment of peace and stability, and push for the strong growth of their ties.
The Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2021 (AC2021) is set to run from April 18 to 21 under the theme of 'A World in Change: Join Hands to Strengthen Global Governance and Advance Belt and Road Cooperation'.
It consists of six modules - “Explore China”, “Understand the Changing World”, “Belt and Road Initiative Cooperation”, “Embrace the Industrial Changes”, “Dance with New Technologies” and “Development for All”. — VNS