AMM-55: ASEAN, partners review cooperation, agree on future orientations

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and his ASEAN counterparts have joined to discuss cooperation progress and future orientations and exchange views on situations in meetings within the framework of the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM-55) and related meetings in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

AMM-55: ASEAN, partners review cooperation, agree on future orientations - ảnh 1The meeting between ASEAN countries and Australia (Photo: VOV)

ASEAN proposes its partners maximize advantages brought by strategic and comprehensive partnerships, cooperate with the bloc in community building, and strive for common peace, stability, and prosperity. The countries suggested many extensive and diverse cooperation measures to assist ASEAN in building its community, accelerating recovery, and moving towards sustainable development.

Minister Son and the ASEAN foreign ministers once again affirmed their consistent stance on the East Sea, Myanmar, Ukraine, the Korean Peninsula, and tensions between major countries. ASEAN reaffirmed its stance and called on all parties to uphold international law. All parties need to maintain dialogue, build trust, make peace  the goal and cooperation the tool, respect the rule of law, exercise restraint, and prevent disagreements and contradictions from becoming conflicts, they said.

The ASEAN foreign ministers issued a statement on developments in the Taiwan Strait, expressing their concerns about the risk of instability with serious and unpredictable consequences for the region. The statement called for restraint and adherence to the principles of the UN Charter and the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC). The ASEAN countries also reaffirmed their support for the "One China" policy and underlined the importance of cooperation, peaceful coexistence, and healthy competition for the sake of peace, security, stability, and inclusive and sustainable development.