When attending the Asia-Europe Summit, Premier Fan Mingzheng put forward four suggestions to strengthen cooperation to meet global challenges, including Covid-19.
Prime Minister Fan Mingzheng From November 25th to 26th, at the invitation of the Prime Minister, participate in the online format of the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit. Cambodia Hun Sen, Host Country Leaders’ Meeting.
Premier Fan Mingzheng made a speech at the event and pointed out challenges such as the pandemic Coronavirus diseaseThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that climate change, resource depletion, population aging, and network security are major global issues that affect everyone. At the same time, it called on Eurasian countries to strengthen cooperation and put forward four recommendations.
He suggested that countries unite and work together, because no country can solve global problems alone. This cooperative relationship must take the people as the main body, the central goal and the driving force for development, and solve and overcome global problems. The Prime Minister also shared the views of the leaders of Asia and Europe on further advancing multilateralism.
In response to the pandemic, the Prime Minister emphasized cooperation, sharing, and equal access in the production and distribution of medicines. Vaccine Covid-19.
He suggested that developed countries need to help developing countries have the ability to deal with global issues, such as establishing an appropriate, sufficiently large and timely technology transfer fund mobilization mechanism, especially high-tech and green technologies.
The Prime Minister also called for accelerating digital transformation, training human resources for developing and poor countries, promoting public-private cooperation, and mobilizing resources for development. He announced that Vietnam will host the Asia-Europe Digital Economy Roundtable in 2022 to contribute to this process.
The Prime Minister stated that Vietnam is implementing safe and flexible adaptation and effective control of Covid-19, and is making responsible contributions to solving non-traditional security challenges, especially the needs of climate change.
He shared the efforts made by Vietnam and ASEAN countries to maintain peace, stability, security, navigation and freedom of overflight in the East China Sea, which has huge international sea routes and trade links, including Asia, Europe and the world. The Prime Minister urged countries to avoid unilateral actions that could complicate the situation and violate international law.
The 13th Asia-Europe Summit, attended by leaders and representatives of 53 member states, is the most important event in the past three years and coincides with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the forum. Delegates discussed joint efforts and multilateral cooperation in addressing global challenges, coping with Covid-19, promoting recovery and sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and strengthening social connectivity and culture.
After the meeting, the leaders of Asia and Europe approved the 13th Asia-Europe Summit Chairman’s Statement, the Phnom Penh Declaration on Covid-19 and Economic Recovery, and the ASEM Cooperation Direction on Connectivity.
The Asia-Europe Meeting was established in March 1996 under the initiative of Singapore, France and the active support of ASEAN. This is an informal forum for dialogue among the heads of state and government of the ASEM member states, the leaders of the European Union (EU) and the ASEAN Secretariat.
25 years later, the number of ASEM members has increased from 26 to 53, including 22 Asian members and 31 European members, accounting for about 60% of the world’s population, contributing 55% of trade, 65% of GDP and 75% of the global tourism industry. The Asia-Europe Meeting has become the largest dialogue and cooperation mechanism on the two continents, helping to promote multi-level cooperation and jointly promote the trend of peace and development.