Review on external affairs from May 23-29: Initial IPEF discussion; FA Minister’s conversation with Vice President of EC
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attends the launch event of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) via videoconference, May 23, 2022. (Photo: VGP)|
On May 25, on the occasion of Mr. Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos being officially elected as President and Ms. Sara Duterte as Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh sent congratulatory letters to Mr. Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos; Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan sent a congratulatory letter to Ms. Sara Duterte.
On the afternoon of May 26, at the Presidential Palace, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Ukrainian Ambassador Gaman Oleksandr and Canadian Ambassador Shawn Perry Steil to present their credentials.
On the afternoon of May 27, receiving Chairwoman of the Association of Koreans in Vietnam Chang Eun Sook, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasized that the Korean community in Vietnam as well as the Vietnamese community in Korea are important bridges in advancing the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.
On the afternoon of May 23, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended the launching ceremony of initial discussion of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) held in both virtual and in-person format in Tokyo, Japan.
On the afternoon of May 26, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh received Professor Stewart Cole, President of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, who was on a working visit to Vietnam.
On May 26, on the occasion of Mr. Anthony Albanese being elected Prime Minister of Australia, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh sent a congratulatory letter.
On the afternoon of May 27, receiving Mr. Patrick Gelsinger, CEO of the Intel Corporation, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh suggested that Intel continue to invest in Vietnam, not only to expand production but also in-depth investment in line with the Vietnamese Government’s policy of attracting investment in high technology, clean technology, and contribute to the development of the digital economic infrastructure with high-quality human resources of Vietnam.
On May 27, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Spain Pedro Sanchez exchanged congratulatory letters on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Spain (May 23, 1977 - 2022).
On the morning of May 26, at the Party Central Committee headquarters, comrade Vo Van Thuong, Politburo Member, permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee held an online talk with comrade Roberto Morales Ojeda, Politburo Member, Permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee.
|Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh delivers speech at the 27th International Conference on The Future of Asia (FOA 2022).|
From May 26-27, Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh attended the 27th International Conference on The Future of Asia (FOA 2022); at the same time, had a working visit in Japan. Speaking at the Conference with the theme “Redefining Asia’s role in a divided world”, the Permanent Deputy Prime Minister raised a number of important proposals to strengthen cooperation and maintain prosperity at the regional and global level, to promote the role of Asia.
During his working visit to Japan, Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh had paid courtesy calls to Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, met with Speaker of the House of Representatives Hosoda Hiroyuki, President of the House of Councillors Santo Akiko; had meeting with the President of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Union Nikai Tosihiro, Secretary General Motegi Tosimitsu and the Head of Public Relations Kono Taro of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan; received the Ministers of Foreign Affairs Haiasi Iosimasa and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagiuda Koichi, Governors of Kanagawa and Gunma Prefectures...
At the 52nd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) with the theme "History at a turning point: Government policies and Business strategies" opened on May 23 in Davos, In Switzerland, Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai raised five important proposals of Vietnam. The Deputy Prime Minister spoke at the sessions on "A Digital ASEAN for All" and the Leaders' Dialogue on "Building a Resilient Economy for Sustainable Growth" on May 24; visited the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, and worked with its Deputy Director-General Zhang Xiangchen on May 25; attended many bilateral activities at WEF Davos.
On May 23, at the invitation of Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Armida Salsiah Alisjahba
Activities of the Foreign Affairs Minister
On the afternoon of May 27, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son received Secretary General of Algeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Chakib Rachid Kaïd, who was on a visit to Vietnam.
On May 25, on the occasion of Mr. Szijjártó Péter being re-appointed as the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son sent a congratulatory message.
|Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (left) holds phone talks with Vice President of the European Commission (EC) and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. (Photo: baoquocte.vn)|
On the afternoon of May 24, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son had a phone conversation with the Vice President of the European Commission, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell. On the same day, Minister Bui Thanh Son also had a phone conversation with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Economic Affairs Szijjártó Péter.
On May 27, in Hanoi, Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu and Secretary General of Algeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Chakib Rachid Kaïd co-chaired the 3rd Political Consultation between the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad.
On May 26, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Do Hung Viet and Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Political Director, Ambassador Alon Bar co-chaired the fourth political consultation between the two Ministries via videoconference.
|On May 24, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the US Embassy in Vietnam officially inaugurated the Vietnam-US Cooperation Center at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. (Photo: Minh Quan)|
On May 24, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the US Embassy in Vietnam officially inaugurated the Vietnam-US Cooperation Center at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.
On May 27, addressing at the opening of the International Workshop on "Protection against Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: International and Vietnam’s Experiences", Ms. Le Thi Thu Hang, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs affirmed Vietnam's consistent stance on protecting and promoting human rights in the spirit of ensuring all human rights for all.
On May 26, Ambassador Ly Quoc Tuan chaired the regular meeting of Heads of Mission of ASEAN countries (ASEAN HOM) in Yangon, Myanmar.
On May 25, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) held an annual open debate on the topic "Protecting civilians in armed conflict". Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the United Nations, made a speech calling for augmented efforts to protect civilians in armed conflicts.
On May 25, two Vietnamese agencies were elected to the ESCAP Governing Councils. The General Statistics Office (GSO) of Vietnam and the Vietnam Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology (VIAEP) were elected to the Governing Councils of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) and the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanisation (CSAM) under the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
|Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang at the debate on the topic of protecting water resources and water supply infrastructure in armed conflict.|
On May 24, the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the UN together with the Missions of Switzerland, Senegal, Slovenia, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the International Red Cross Society (ICRC), and the Organization for Peace (PAX) organized an online debate on the topic of protecting water resources and water supply infrastructure in armed conflict. Addressing the debate, Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang affirmed the country’s viewpoint that water security is a foundation of peace, stability and development for every country and community.
On May 24, as the coordinator of ASEAN-Korea relations for the 2021-2024 term, Ambassador Nguyen Hai Bang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to ASEAN, has co-chaired the 9th meeting of the ASEAN-Korea Joint Cooperation Committee (AK JCC) with the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Ambassador to ASEAN Kwon Hee-seog at the Headquarters of the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta.
On the afternoon of May 23, Ambassador Vu Ho, Acting Head of ASEAN SOM of Vietnam attended the 18th ASEAN-Russia Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) via videoconference.
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson
On May 26, at the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responding to the possibility of Vietnam joining the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF), Foreign Minister Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said:
“During the discussion, Vietnam will work with ASEAN countries and relevant partners to clarify the contents of the IPEF, focusing on four pillars: Trade, Supply Chain, Clean energy, decarbonization and infrastructure; and Taxation and anti-corruption, in order to have a positive, efficient, and workable economic agenda for the region and for each country, towards a collaborative framework that delivers essential benefits for the people, for peace, stability, cooperation, development and prosperity in the region and for the world at large.
Vietnam believes that the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) should be based on open, inclusive and transparent principles in line with international law, ASEAN's central role and complementing existing economic links."
|Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang also informed about the issue of Vietnam-Cambodia land border demarcation and marker planting.|
At the press conference, Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang also informed about the issue of Vietnam-Cambodia land border demarcation and marker planting.
On May 26, the United Nations awarded its medal to three officers of the Vietnam People’s Army who are working at this organization’s headquarters in New York, USA, on Peacekeeper’s Day (May 29).