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31st ASEAN Summit : Vietnam is an active and responsible member

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc got involved in nearly 30 bilateral and multilateral activities while attending the 31st ASEAN Summit and relevant events from November 12-14. 
His participation demonstrated Vietnam’s active and responsible contributions to building an ASEAN of peace, stability and self-reliance and a region open to extra-bloc countries.


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrives in Manila, the Philippines on Sunday to attend the 31st ASEAN Summit and related meetings from November 12-14. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and leaders attended a banquet chaired by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on November 12. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the plenary session of the 31st ASEAN Summit (ASEAN-31) in Manila, the Philippines, on November 13. Photo: Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and heads of the ASEAN-31 participating delegations. Photo: AFP/VNA

Themed "Partnering for Change, Engaging the World," the Summit was packed with meetings between world leaders including the 31st ASEAN Summit and ASEAN’s summits with partners, together with a gala celebrating the 50th founding anniversary of ASEAN and meetings between leaders and enterprises.

PM Phuc engaged in discussions of measures to implement more effectively the ASEAN Community Vision through 2025 and improve the bloc’s operational efficiency as well as exchanged regional and international issues.

Speaking at meetings, PM Phuc urged ASEAN to pay more attention to the benefits of people and the building of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and development of enterprises through increasing intra-bloc economic links and mutual assistance.

He suggested promoting the central role and position of the bloc in the international arena and striving for regional peace, security and prosperity.





Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a session of the 31st ASEAN Summit (ASEAN-31).  Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (4th L) attended the 20th ASEAN-China Summit in the Philippines on November 13. Photo: Xinhua/VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc led a Vietnamese delegation to the 9th Mekong-Japan Summit. The Summit drew leaders of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended the 9th ASEAN-UN Summit in the Philippines on November 13.
Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


 
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, leaders of the ASEAN Member States and the Plus Three Countries ( The People’s Republic of China, Japan and Republic of Korea) attended the 20th ASEAN Plus Three Commemorative Summit in Manila, the Philippines, on November 14 as part of the on-going 31st ASEAN Summit and related meetings. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


A panoramic view of 20th ASEAN Plus Three Commemorative Summit.Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the ASEAN-Canada 40th Commemorative Summit in Manila, the Philippines, on November 14. The event is part of the 31st ASEAN Summit (ASEAN-31) and related meetings. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


 
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the 12th East Asia Summit in Manila, the Philippines, on November 14 as part of the on-going 31st ASEAN Summit (ASEAN-31) and related meetings. Photo: Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (centre) and delegates at the summit. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

PM Phuc and leaders of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) reaffirmed their determination to soon reach an RCEP agreement between ASEAN and its six partners of Australia, China, the Republic of Korea, India, Japan and New Zealand. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

The PM affirmed Vietnam’s determination and commitment to join hands with other members to build a strong, self-reliant and people-centred community.

He also shared Vietnam’s stance on regional and international issues of mutual concerns, including the recent developments in the East Sea.


On the occasion, the PM met with his Cambodian and Lao counterparts, held talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and hosted UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and President of the European Council Donald Tusk, to exchange measures to step up bilateral cooperation.
He said documents adopted at this year’s summit must fully reflect principles and viewpoints as stipulated in the Joint Communiqué of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting, which are ensuring security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea; addressing disputes via peaceful measures in line with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS); respecting legal and diplomatic processes; and implementing comprehensively and seriously the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC).

The PM welcomed ASEAN’s and China’s adoption of a framework for the Code of Conduct in the East Sea and stressed the need to promote negotiations for a feasible and legally-binding COC.

Vietnam hopes ASEAN partner countries will continue contributing to the maintenance of peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea in the spirit of respecting international law, including the UNCLOS 1982, he said.




Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met Prime Minister of Cambodia Samdech Techo Hun Sen (R) and Prime Minister of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith (L) in Manila, the Philippines, on November 13 on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit (ASEAN-31) and related meetings taking place from November 12-14. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA



Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) met President of the European Council Donald Tusk on the sidelines of the on-going 31st ASEAN Summit and related meetings. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) met Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (L) on the sidelines of the on-going 31st ASEAN Summit and related meetings. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit and related summits in Manila on November 14. Photo: VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in the Philippines on November 13. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

PM Phuc and leaders of the ASEAN member countries have signed the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers after 10 years of negotiations. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

On the occasion, the PM met with his Cambodian and Lao counterparts, held talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and hosted UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and President of the European Council Donald Tusk, to exchange measures to step up bilateral cooperation.

He also expressed appreciation for ties with partner countries and lauded their commitments to building the ASEAN Community and upholding its central role in the region
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