Vietnam contributes to 17th Francophonie Summit

(VOVWORLD) -The Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has actively contributed to the success of the 17th Francophonie Summit.
Vietnam contributes to 17th Francophonie Summit - ảnh 1 Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (third left) attends the 17th Francophonie Summit (Photo: VOV)

Speaking to reporters at the end of the 2-day Summit in Yerevan, Armenia, on Friday, Ambassador and Head of Viet Nam's permanent mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Duong Chi Dung said that Vietnam worked hard toward the Summit’s consensus on issues, which are in line with the policies and interests of Vietnam. Ambassador Dung added that the Summit documents continued to raise concerns about the complex situation in the East Sea. Vietnam was elected as the Vice-President of the Summit. The bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Summit contributed to boosting the relationship between Vietnam and other countries and winning their support for Viet Nam's bid to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council from 2020 to 2021.

The 17th Francophonie Summit took place on Thursday and Friday with the theme “Living together in solidarity, sharing humanist values, and respect for diversity: Sources of peace and prosperity in the Francophone space”.The two-day summit brought together nearly 3,500 delegates from 84 member countries and territories of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) and its observers.