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PM welcomes efforts to promote connectivity and economic links

VGP - PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc spoke highly of efforts to promote connectivity and international economic links, including the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), in his remarks at the roundtable meeting of the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing, China, on April 27.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the roundtable meeting of the 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China on April 27, 2019

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He applauded the speech presented by Chinese President Xi Jinping, which highlighted important cooperative principles of cooperation of the the BRI. 

Viet Nam will continue to cooperate with China and other countries to build effective and win-win cooperation forms, said PM Phuc. 

Phuc also applauded the theme of the forum, which underlines the need to enhance connectivity, policy resonance and sustainable development. 

Connectivity should be promoted comprehensively, including digital connection, and development of transport, energy, information and telecommunication, as well as coordination among countries to ensure favorable policies for successful connection, Phuc said. 

It is necessary to expand cooperation among countries, international organizations, and involvement of enterprises and people in the process, he added. 

Phuc emphasized the need to ensure balance between short-term and long-term development targets, effectiveness on economy, sustainability on the environment and social harmony, and bring benefits to the people. 

At the roundtable meeting of the 2nd Belt and Road Forum

He highlighted the need to listen and respect opinions of small and big countries, adding that differences should be addressed through consultations and dialogues, to make their cooperation effective. 

Cooperation should be transparent, open, sincere, mutually beneficial, and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, international law, he said, noting that this is the foundation for successful connectivity and development. 

In his speech, the Vietnamese leader shared Viet Nam’s experience in the 30-year renewal process, stressing that development is responsibility of each country and that the promotion of potential and strength along with international integration is the basis for successful cooperation. 

He affirmed that Viet Nam is focusing on promoting its socio-economic development and international integration, including cooperation with BRI; while making every effort to realize SDGs of the UN. 

PM Phuc also had meetings with leaders of Malaysia, Myanmar, and the Director General of the International Monetary Fund on the sidelines of the 2nd BRF’s roundtable meeting./.

By Thuy Dung

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