Actions crucial for blue sea, peace, sustainable development: Prime Minister
|An art performance of the programme. (Source: VNA)|
Addressing a videoconference broadcast live on the Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) television channel on June 28 night, the leader also stressed the importance of the sustainable exploitation of marine resources in a substantive and effective manner, coupled with the preservation and restoration of marine and coastal ecosystems.
The act of protecting the sea and the ocean shows the gratitude and responsibility to "Mother Nature" and the life on Earth of each country and each person, he stressed.
The leader underlined that seas and oceans are facing numerous traditional and non-traditional challenges and various problems that are threatening the existence of many nations, countries and communities.
This is a common issue of the globe and all people, requiring all countries and communities and each person to show proper awareness and actions for the green ocean, peace, safety and sustainable development, Chinh underscored.
He highlighted the significance of ensuring a peaceful and stable environment and security at sea on the foundation of international law, especially the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and respect for sovereignty and interest and legal economic activities of states.
At the same time, it is necessary to settle disputes through peaceful measures in line with international law with respect for diplomatic and legal processes, ensuring maritime and aviation freedom, safety and security, and implementing regulations on fisheries cooperation mechanisms in the world to which coastal countries are members, as well as principles of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries.
PM Chinh affirmed that as a coastal country seriously suffering impacts from climate change and sea level rise, Vietnam has shown strong determination to join hands with the international community towards the blue sea, green Earth, peace, stability, cooperation and prosperous development, while working hard with respect for international laws and conventions, and actively engaging in bilateral and multilateral and bilateral mechanisms, and promoting regional and international cooperation related to seas and oceans.
Vietnam commits to strictly implementing international obligations, reducing emissions, responding to climate changes, ensuring maritime security and safety, and settling sea and ocean disputes through peaceful measures in accordance with international law.