Vietnamese PM calls for conflict resolution through dialogue

By Hoai Thu   May 21, 2023 | 05:16 am PT
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh called for resolving conflicts through dialogue to find long-term solutions at the G7 Summit on Sunday.

Speaking at the session "Towards a peaceful, stable and prosperous world" within the framework of the G7 Summit in Japan's Hiroshima, Chinh stated Vietnam's messages on peace, stability and development of global and regional cooperation.

Thủ tướng Phạm Minh Chính và các khách mời dự phiên thảo luận Hướng tới một thế giới hòa bình, ổn định và thịnh vượng, ngày 21/5, tại Hiroshima, Nhật Bản. Ảnh: Dương Giang

President Pham Minh Chinh and other guests at the "Towards a peaceful, stable and prosperous world" of the G7 Summit on May 21, 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Duong Giang

The PM said that Vietnam will contribute to peace, not to use and threaten to use nuclear weapons, respect sovereignty and territorial integrity, and ensure security of food, energy, and people.

Chinh called on all parties involved to resolve conflicts through dialogue and negotiation, to find long-term solutions, taking into account the legitimate interests of all parties. Chinh stated that Vietnam does not take sides but chooses justice and equality.

According to the PM, the values of trust, sincerity and sense of responsibility have been consistently demonstrated by Vietnam through the foreign affair policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship, cooperation and multilateralisation.

On regional issues, PM Chinh hopes that the international community and partners will support ASEAN's role in building regional peace, stability, cooperation and resilience. The nations need to strictly implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea and move towards achieving a substantive and effective Code of Conduct in the East Sea in accordance with international law, especially the UN’s Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS).

The PM also asked the parties to exercise restraint and not take actions that would complicate the situation and violate the sovereignty, rights and jurisdiction of related countries established by UNCLOS.

Thủ tướng trao đổi với Tổng thống Mỹ Joe Biden và khách mời tại phiên thảo luận Hướng tới một thế giới hòa bình, ổn định và thịnh vượng, ngày 21/5, tại Hiroshima, Nhật Bản. Ảnh: Dương Giang

PM Chinh meets U.S. President Joe Biden (L) and Brazilian President Lula at the G7 Summit on May 21, 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Duong Giang

Chinh also had a short meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Chinh emphasized that Vietnam appreciates the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two countries. Regarding the current conflict in Ukraine, he said that Vietnam's consistent stance is to respect the United Nations Charter and international law, especially the principles of respecting independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, without the use of weapons and threatening to use weapons, as all disputes should be resolved in peace.

Vietnam hopes the related parties will soon end conflict, resume dialogue, and settle disputes in peace. Chinh noted that Vietnam is ready to assist the parties in finding a lasting peaceful solution on the basis of international law and respecting the legitimate interests of the parties.

Chinh attended the G7 Summit on May 20-21 as a guest following the invitation of Japanese PM Fumio Kishida. This is the third time Vietnam has attended the summit and the second time at the invitation of Japan. Vietnam is one of two Southeast Asian countries invited to the summit this year by Japan, next to Indonesia.

The G7 Summit includes core members France, Germany, the U.S., the UK, Japan, Canada and Italy, and plays an important role in shaping and strengthening global structure and governance.

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