PM wraps up working trip to attend ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting

(VOVWORLD) - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam arrived in Hanoi Saturday night, successfully concluding their trip to attend the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia.

PM wraps up working trip to attend ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting - ảnh 1PM Pham Minh Chinh attends the ASEAN Leaders' Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 24, 2021. (Photo: VNA)

This was Mr. Chinh’s first overseas working trip after he was elected Vietnam’s Prime Minister earlier this month.

During the visit, PM Chinh attended the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting, held talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, met with Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, met separately with Cambodian PM Hun Sen, Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysian PM Muhyiddin Yassin, and received ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi.

At the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting, the regional leaders discussed ASEAN Community building, the bloc’s external relations, and issues of regional and international concerns.

On the Myanmar situation, PM Chinh affirmed that Vietnam, as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021 and the Council's President for April 2021, has worked to create favourable conditions for ASEAN to collaborate closely at UN forums in mobilising support for the bloc’s efforts in approaching and finding suitable solutions to the Myanmar issue.

During bilateral meetings with PM Chinh, the ASEAN leaders said that they have attached great importance to and want to further strengthen cooperative and friendly relations with Vietnam.

Mr. Chinh reiterated Vietnam’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralisation and diversification of international relations, being a responsible member of the international community, and proactive international integration.

The leaders agreed to continue developing multifaceted cooperation, especially in investment, trade and response to emerging pandemics such as COVID-19.