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PM receives diplomats attending East Asia Summit

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosted a reception in Hanoi on October 27 for ambassadors and charges d'affaires attending the 16th East Asia Summit (EAS).

The reception took place before the PM attended the EAS via videoconference.

The PM briefed diplomats about Vietnam’s achievements in the fight against COVID-19, saying that Vietnam has basically overcome difficulties and gradually switched to flexible adaptation for socio-economic development.

He affirmed that Vietnam consistently pursues the foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralisation of relations; active and proactive international integration; being a friend, a trustworthy partner and an active and responsible member of international community.

Vietnam always attaches importance to promoting friendship and cooperation with countries, joining hands to maintain an environment of peace and stability for development, stepping up multilateral cooperation and global integration for a green and clean world with sustainable, inclusive and more humanitarian development, he said.

The PM suggested ambassadors and charges d'affaires uphold their active role and help Vietnam meet its goal of becoming a developing country with modern industry and upper-middle income by 2030, and a high-income developed nation by 2045, thus making active contributions to peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.

As a representative of Chair of ASEAN and EAS 2021, Ambassador of Brunei to Vietnam Pengiran Sahari Pengiran Salleh affirmed to work with ambassadors and charges d'affaires of EAS member states to partner with Vietnam’s efforts to cope with the pandemic, making practical contributions to peace, stability, development and prosperity in the region in line with goal of the EAS./.