President Truong Tan Sang meets with UN Secretary-General in NY

(VOVworld) - Vietnam wants to foster sustainable development on a regular and long-term basis, said President Truong Tan Sang during his meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York on Thursday. The two leaders shared the view that the UN Summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Agenda on Friday is of great significance to the development of all countries and the UN itself in the next 15 years. President Truong Tan Sang said Vietnam has integrated the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national strategies and programmes which are people-centered. He noted an array of challenges facing Vietnam, as it has just become a middle-income country, asking the Secretary-General and the UN to support the nation in successfully implementing the 2030 Agenda. President Sang said as an active and responsible member of the international community Vietnam is committed to joining global efforts to cope with climate change and contributing to UN peace-keeping activities. Ban Ki-moon hailed Vietnam’s participation in building the Post-2015 Agenda. He said he is confident that, as one of the eight nations that lead in carrying out the “One UN” initiative and as a standout in completing the Millennium Development Goals, Vietnam will be successful in achieving the SDGs by 2030. He praised Vietnam’s efforts to bolster the relationship between ASEAN and the UN.

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President Truong Tan Sang (L) meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York (Photo: VNA)

President Truong Tan Sang asked Ban Ki-moon to continue to advocate for the peaceful handling of disputes in accordance with international law, particularly the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS) the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), and the soon-to-be-finalized Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).

 President Truong Tan Sang is scheduled to attend the Summit’s opening ceremony and deliver a speech at a plenary session. He will also meet with other country leaders and attend a Vietnam-US business dialogue on the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s effect on Vietnam and Vietnam-US trade.