(PLO)- The 42nd ASEAN Summit ended successfully with 10 approved documents.
On May 11, after three urgent working days with eight summit sessions and many bilateral meetings, the 42nd Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with the theme “One ASEAN of great importance” was held. stature: The heart of growth” has ended successfully.
Many documents were adopted spanning all three pillars of the ASEAN Community, political-security, economic, and socio-cultural, as well as discussions on emerging issues within and outside the region. .
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended the Dialogue session between ASEAN leaders and the High-Level Working Group on the vision of the ASEAN Community after 2025. Photo: VNA
The conference adopted 10 documents, including joint statements on developing the electric vehicle ecosystem in the region, the ASEAN One Health Initiative, promoting regional payment connectivity and enhancing transactions in dong. currency, the establishment of the ASEAN Village Network, combating human trafficking due to the misuse of technology, protecting migrant workers in crisis situations, protecting and promoting the rights of migrant fishermen, and the Timor Admission Road Leste as an official member.
Notably, the meeting discussed and adopted the Leaders’ Joint Statement on the Vision of the ASEAN Community After 2025 with a visionary, inspirational, strong, comprehensive, inclusive and visionary orientation. looking to the future, to address challenges and trends within and outside the region over the next 20 years, and set a timetable for its adoption by 2025.
In addition, the meeting adopted the Declaration on ASEAN Capacity Building and Institutional Effectiveness, which reaffirmed the commitment of ASEAN leaders to make efforts to maintain centrality, ASEAN’s unity and relevance amid the challenges that the region is and will face.
ASEAN leaders also discussed the implementation of the Five-Point Consensus (5PC) on Myanmar, and issued a statement condemning the recent attack on a humanitarian relief convoy consisting of staff from the Center for Coordination and Support. ASEAN Disaster Emergency (AHA) and ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Monitoring Group.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and leaders of other countries attended a narrow session to discuss international and regional issues on the morning of May 11. Photo: VGP
The attendance and related activities of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and the high-ranking delegation of the Government at the conference have contributed to affirming Vietnam’s active, proactive and responsible contributions, contributing to Community building, strengthening ASEAN solidarity, effectively responding to challenges, upholding ASEAN’s principled stance on international and regional issues.
ASEAN Secretary General Kao Kim Hourn affirmed that since joining ASEAN in 1995, Vietnam has been making important, proactive and positive contributions to this regional organization.
This veteran diplomat also noted the rapid “transformation” and many outstanding development achievements of Vietnam in recent years.
With about 100 million people, ranking third among ASEAN countries in terms of population size, the S-shaped country is one of the ASEAN countries attracting a lot of attention in the fields of investment, tourism and trade exchange. commercial.
Arsjad Rasjid, Chairman of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) and Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Arsjad Rasjid assessed that Vietnam has made positive contributions to the implementation of the economic priorities of the ASEAN Chairman. in the year 2023.
According to Mr. Arsjad Rasjid, Vietnam plays an important role in promoting trade and investment within and outside the region, as well as actively participating in initiatives such as the ASEAN Free Trade Area and recently expressed wishes to join the cross-border payment connection network, which is believed to be a positive development step for regional economic integration.
In addition, Vietnam’s hosting of the upcoming ASEAN Wind Energy 2023 event is a significant contribution to the region’s renewable energy goals.
For his part, Timor Leste Ambassador to Indonesia Filomeno Aleixo da Cruz acknowledged Vietnam’s great support for Timor-Leste since the early days of Dili’s application to join ASEAN. He also expressed his desire to work closely with Vietnam in the future, especially in promoting Timor Leste’s membership in ASEAN through capacity building programs and development cooperation activities. other.
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