Daily Archives: April 28, 2018

World welcomes inter-Korean Summit

In Moscow, the Kremlin called the summit very positive news and said President Vladimir Putin had long advocated direct talks between the two countries.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that he welcomed the results of a landmark inter-Korean meeting but said that there are still many remaining issues to be dealt with.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said that after 65 years, the world can become a safer place, bringing peace and stability to the Korean peninsula. The Prime Minister said that he supported North and South Korea’s wish to sign peace treaty formally ending the Korean War.

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson praised the two Korea’s commitments to denuclearize the Korean peninsula and improve bilateral ties.

Germany on Friday also welcomed the results of the historic inter-Korean summit, saying it is an important step in a process to bring peace and stability to the Korean peninsula.

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland on Friday issued a statement saying that Canada is encouraged by the high-level dialogue undertaken today between the two Koreas and believe a diplomatic solution on the Korean Peninsula is essential and possible.

The Government of Indonesia voiced the hope that the Inter-Korean Summit held on Friday would help bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, said on Friday that Indonesia welcomed the outcomes of the Inter-Korean Summit and hoped it would pave the foundation for long lasting peace in the Korean Peninsula and bring prosperity for the people of both countries. She said that Indonesia also hoped that the Inter-Korean Summit could be the beginning of a Korean Peninsula region free of nuclear weapons.

Earlier on the same day, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in signed the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification on the Korean Peninsula. The two countries committed to a nuclear-free peninsula and talks to end the Korean war. They agreed to prepare for President Moon Jae-in’s visit to North Korea by the end of this year.

Source: VOV5

World welcomes inter-Korean Summit

In Moscow, the Kremlin called the summit very positive news and said President Vladimir Putin had long advocated direct talks between the two countries.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that he welcomed the results of a landmark inter-Korean meeting but said that there are still many remaining issues to be dealt with.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said that after 65 years, the world can become a safer place, bringing peace and stability to the Korean peninsula. The Prime Minister said that he supported North and South Korea’s wish to sign peace treaty formally ending the Korean War.

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson praised the two Korea’s commitments to denuclearize the Korean peninsula and improve bilateral ties.

Germany on Friday also welcomed the results of the historic inter-Korean summit, saying it is an important step in a process to bring peace and stability to the Korean peninsula.

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland on Friday issued a statement saying that Canada is encouraged by the high-level dialogue undertaken today between the two Koreas and believe a diplomatic solution on the Korean Peninsula is essential and possible.

The Government of Indonesia voiced the hope that the Inter-Korean Summit held on Friday would help bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, said on Friday that Indonesia welcomed the outcomes of the Inter-Korean Summit and hoped it would pave the foundation for long lasting peace in the Korean Peninsula and bring prosperity for the people of both countries. She said that Indonesia also hoped that the Inter-Korean Summit could be the beginning of a Korean Peninsula region free of nuclear weapons.

Earlier on the same day, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in signed the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification on the Korean Peninsula. The two countries committed to a nuclear-free peninsula and talks to end the Korean war. They agreed to prepare for President Moon Jae-in’s visit to North Korea by the end of this year.

Source: VOV5

ASEAN political-security, coordinating councils convene meetings

The 17th ASEAN Political-Security Community Council (APSC) Meeting and the 21st ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting took place in Singapore on Friday on the threshold of the 32nd ASEAN Summit.

Speaking at the two functions, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh underscored the designing of cooperation mechanisms to build trust and the fortification of solidarity, self-resilience and central role of ASEAN based on international law and the bloc’s basic regulations in a bid to build a peaceful, safe, and rules-based community. He also talked about communications activities to raise public awareness of the ASEAN community, which Vietnam is undertaking via a national plan for 2017 � 2020.

Minh said available resources of the ASEAN Secretariat should be utilized, while its role be promoted.

Mr. Minh praised Singapore’s initiative of building the ASEAN network of smart cities toward an innovative and people-centred ASEAN community.

Source: VOV5

ASEAN political-security, coordinating councils convene meetings

The 17th ASEAN Political-Security Community Council (APSC) Meeting and the 21st ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting took place in Singapore on Friday on the threshold of the 32nd ASEAN Summit.

Speaking at the two functions, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh underscored the designing of cooperation mechanisms to build trust and the fortification of solidarity, self-resilience and central role of ASEAN based on international law and the bloc’s basic regulations in a bid to build a peaceful, safe, and rules-based community. He also talked about communications activities to raise public awareness of the ASEAN community, which Vietnam is undertaking via a national plan for 2017 � 2020.

Minh said available resources of the ASEAN Secretariat should be utilized, while its role be promoted.

Mr. Minh praised Singapore’s initiative of building the ASEAN network of smart cities toward an innovative and people-centred ASEAN community.

Source: VOV5

Deputy PM extends congratulations to new US Secretary of State

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on Thursday cabled a message of congratulations to Mike Pompeo, who has got the Senate approval to become the new Secretary of State of the United States (US).

Deputy PM Minh reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy of considering the US as one of its most important partners and wishing to strengthen friendly relations and win-win cooperation with the US in a substantive, stable, and long-term manner, based on the principle of respecting international laws as well as independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political regime of each other. He expressed his belief that the cooperation between the two countries’ Foreign Ministries will contribute significantly to accelerating the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership both in bilateral issues and at regional and international forums. On the occasion, Deputy PM and FM Minh extended an invitation to newly appointed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Vietnam at an appropriate time.

Source: VOV5

Deputy PM extends congratulations to new US Secretary of State

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on Thursday cabled a message of congratulations to Mike Pompeo, who has got the Senate approval to become the new Secretary of State of the United States (US).

Deputy PM Minh reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy of considering the US as one of its most important partners and wishing to strengthen friendly relations and win-win cooperation with the US in a substantive, stable, and long-term manner, based on the principle of respecting international laws as well as independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political regime of each other. He expressed his belief that the cooperation between the two countries’ Foreign Ministries will contribute significantly to accelerating the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership both in bilateral issues and at regional and international forums. On the occasion, Deputy PM and FM Minh extended an invitation to newly appointed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Vietnam at an appropriate time.

Source: VOV5

32nd ASEAN Summit opens in Singapore

The 32nd summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) officially opened in Singapore on Saturday morning.

During the retreat meeting held later, leaders of the ASEAN member states again laid stress on the importance of solidarity and unity to the bloc, asserting that a resilient ASEAN is key to help the association maintain its central role in the region and develop balanced win-win relations with its partners. Addressing the summit, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc shared the view that ASEAN needs to maintain its central role in the region through strengthening the bloc’s collective resilience, solidarity and unity. The bloc should bring into play its role as the locomotive in bolstering economic linkage in the region, he said. He joined ASEAN leaders in welcoming the positive outcomes of the inter-Korea summit on April 27, hailing it as a new important step forward in the process of denuclearization in the Korean peninsula. Regarding the East Sea issue, the Vietnamese Government leader said that the bloc must continue upholding basic principles and maintain its agreed stance, while making efforts to push the building of an effective and legally-binding COC for sustainable peace and stability in the East Sea.

Source: VOV5