PM meets Australian counterpart, UN leader in Vientiane

10:05 | 09/09/2016 Events

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held a meeting with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in Vientiane, Laos, on September 8, during which he asked for Australia’s assistance in responding to climate change, sustainable development and education.

PM meets Australian counterpart, UN leader in Vientiane

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Vientiane on September 8 (Photo: VGP)

At the meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and related meetings, the Vietnamese leader expressed how highly he valued Australia’s assistance in infrastructure development, education, poverty reduction, clean water and environmental sanitation.

He proposed that Australia widen its door for Vietnamese farm produce, while speeding up the conclusion of the risk assessment procedures on Vietnam’s dragon-fruit to allow the fruit to be sold on its market.

The two PMs expressed delight at the growing bilateral ties and discussed measures to further the comprehensive partnership, especially in economics, trade and investment.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that Vietnam always backs foreign investors, including those from Australia, in expanding their businesses in Vietnam...

The same day, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc also met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, during which time he lauded the UN’s responses to global challenges. He hoped the UN would continue promoting its leading role in keeping peace, safeguarding international security, and supporting countries in implementing important agreements, especially the 2030 agenda on sustainable development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Vietnam hoped for more aid from the UN in realising the plans so as to effectively cope with climate change and secure sustainable development, he stated.

The UN leader hailed Vietnam’s support and close co-ordination, especially in the commencement of the “One UN” policy. He affirmed that UN bodies would work together with Vietnam to fulfil sustainable development goals and deal with climate change, contributing to the success of Vietnam’s socio-economic development./.


Source: NDO/VNA