HCMC – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with Dennis Francis, the President of the 78th United Nations (UN) General Assembly, at the UN headquarters in New York City on September 20 (local time).
PM Chinh emphasized Vietnam’s commitment to the vital role of the UN in global governance.
In the face of significant global challenges, Vietnam has pledged to actively contribute to the key priorities of the 78th General Assembly. These priorities include strengthening peace, fostering trust and collaboration, de-escalating tensions among major nations, promoting multilateralism, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Highlighting Vietnam’s environmental aspirations, PM Chinh affirmed the nation’s dedication to addressing climate change and fulfilling the SDGs. Vietnam is also working towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
The PM mentioned Vietnam’s recent approval of Power Development Plan VIII, with a strong emphasis on sustainable energy development. The forthcoming fair energy transition partnership (JETP) is expected to provide more comprehensive details on these commitments.
Amidst current global concerns about food security, PM Chinh underscored Vietnam’s role in continuing rice exports, contributing to the stabilization of global food security.
Dennis Francis praised the UN-Vietnam relationship and expressed admiration for Vietnam’s socio-economic progress. Recognizing Vietnam’s contributions to UN peacekeeping forces, Francis highlighted the country’s dynamic role and growing prominence on the global stage.
Both leaders concurred on the significance of upholding the UN Charter and promoting multilateralism. During their discussions, Chinh extended an invitation to Francis to visit Vietnam in the near future.