Home / News / Viet Nam
Vietnam committed to building united and resilient ASEAN Community: FM
Minh Anh 11:39, 2020/08/07
Vietnam's top diplomat tipped that ASEAN Foreign Ministers will issue the Statement on the importance of maintaining peace and stability in Southeast Asia on the ASEAN Day of August 8, 2020.

With the “Think Community, Act Community” approach, Vietnam will continue to work closely with ASEAN state members and external partners and the international community to build a united and resilient ASEAN Community, Vietnam’s top diplomat has stated.

 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh speakes at the flag-hoisting ceremony to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of ASEAN’s founding in Hanoi, August 7, 2020. Photo: MOFA

“Shoulder to shoulder, we can rise above any challenges and move ASEAN forward,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh at the flag-hoisting ceremony to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of ASEAN’s founding in Hanoi Friday morning.

The ceremony drew the participation of ASEAN ambassadors, representatives of the Hanoi city government, among others. It also coincides with the 25th anniversary of Vietnam’s accession to ASEAN.

Mr. Minh highlighted that through its Community building, ASEAN enables Southeast Asia to thrive as a big family of six hundred and fifty million people with a combined GDP of US$3 trillion and as a peaceful, stable and resilient region with dynamic, vibrant economies.

He noted that the 10-member bloc is facing major, unprecedented challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and the fast changing geo-strategic landscape as well as emerging non-traditional security issues.

However, these challenges call for a more cohesive, responsive ASEAN, which retains its firm centrality in the region. “The encouraging results achieved in the first half of 2020 bear testament to the ASEAN that never wavers at any hardship.”

 DPM Pham Binh Minh and participants at the flag-hoisting ceremony. Photo: MOFA

Mr. Minh noted that under Vietnam’s Chairmanship, ASEAN has taken well-coordinated measures to collectively respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, protect the health of our peoples, cushion the negative impacts on our economies, and prepare for a comprehensive recovery to emerge from the pandemic.

He tipped that ASEAN Foreign Ministers will issue the Statement on the importance of maintaining peace and stability in Southeast Asia on the ASEAN Day of August 8, 2020.

In the context of complex and growing uncertainties in the world, this statement will reaffirm ASEAN’s vision, commitments and fundamental principles to build ASEAN into a region of peace, progress and prosperity as aspired in the 1967 Bangkok Declaration, he concluded.

RELATED NEWS
TAG: Pham Binh Minh ASEAN flag-hoisting ceremony 2020 asean chair
Other news
07:46, 2020/46/19
Vietnam willing to share experience with UK on CPTPP accession
The UK looks to focus on trade with the dynamic Asia-Pacific region, including Vietnam.
12:51, 2020/51/18
Vietnam airlines to relaunch int'l flights from September 18
Air passengers must comply with the mandatory medical quarantine requirements of the host country.
12:34, 2020/34/18
Vietnam announces Covid-19 quarantine fees for visitors
People subject to isolation at army-run quarantine facilities would have to pay VND80,000 (US$3.47) for meals and VND40,000 (US$1.73) for other services per day.
11:20, 2020/20/18
Vietnam gov’t aims for 6.5% GDP growth in 2021
This year, Vietnam targets economic growth of 2% in normal conditions and 2.5% if favorable factors emerge.
00:34, 2020/34/18
Vietnam expects to lift up ties with Japan after Abe's resignation
Whoever succeeds Abe Shinzo, the two nations have ample reasons to widen and deepen their cooperation across a host of domains.
14:15, 2020/15/17
Vietnam to strictly screen incoming air passengers
The airlines are responsible for checking the negative status for SARS-COV-2 of passengers when boarding.