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PM requires the UN to support Vietnam avoiding the middle-income trap

Updated at Wednesday, 08 Mar 2017, 14:23
The Hanoitimes - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the United Nations to help Vietnam to avoid the middle-income trap and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Prime Minister (PM) Nguyen Xuan Phuc received three United Nations Under-Secretary-Generals in Hanoi on March 7 during their participation in the UN high-level meeting for the Euro-Asia region, which is taking place in Hanoi.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and three United Nations Under-Secretary-Generals
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and three United Nations Under-Secretary-Generals
The UN Under-Secretary-Generals at the reception were Gyan Chandra Acharya, who is also High Representative for the Least Developed Countries; Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States; Shamshad Akhta, who is Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific; and Wu Hongbo, who is in charge of economic and social affairs.
During the meeting, the PM welcomed their participation in the UN high-level meeting for the Euro-Asia region on improving cooperation in transit and trade facilitation and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is being organised in Hanoi.
Amid the complex international and regional situation, Vietnam shares the UN Secretary-General’s viewpoint on the need to promote multilateralism to cope with global challenges and resolve conflicts and disputes by peaceful means.
PM Phuc noted that Vietnam hopes the UN to continue playing the central role in keeping global peace and security and assisting countries in successfully carrying out the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The PM emphasised that Vietnam will continue to be an active and responsible member of the UN by increasing its engagement in the UN’s peacekeeping operations and bringing into play its membership at UN agencies.
Vietnam supports efforts to reform the UN, including the One UN initiative, and pledges to proactively and actively take part in common efforts of this organisation to build a world of peace and sustainable development, he added.
The Government leader also asked the UN to help Vietnam to avoid the middle-income trap and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The PM said Vietnam Vietnam attaches special importance to relations with the UN and treasures UN agencies’ precious assistance and cooperation over the past 40 years which have greatly helped with the country’s development.
For their part, the Under-Secretary-Generals said Vietnam is a responsible UN member which has joined all activities of the UN as well as the One UN initiative. The UN also highly values the country’s efforts to switch to sustainable development, respond to climate change, and realise the Millennium Development Goals.
The UN Under-Secretary-Generals said Vietnam’s lessons are valuable experiences for other countries, adding that the country has effectively combined the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals with its own socio-economic development targets.
They expressed that the UN wants to continue augmenting cooperation with Vietnam in the coming time.
Translated by Thu Minh
Source: Nhu Huong-Kinhtedothi.vn
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