Vietnam cooperates with nations to prevail over pandemic

Vietnam will work with countries and people around the world to prevail over the COVID-19 pandemic, and build a world of peace, prosperity and happiness for all. President Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivered a speech at the general debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, on September 22 (local time).

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President Phuc put forth specific proposals to promote multilateral cooperation with the UN as the center and taking international law as the foundation to jointly cope with complex global challenges.

The President said the most urgent issue right now is to control the COVID-19 pandemic through international cooperation.

He noted that priority allocation of vaccines should be given to nations with a low vaccination rate, while developing countries should be enabled to engage in vaccine production and supply chains.

The leader informed that Vietnam is working closely with fellow ASEAN members to promote ASEAN centrality in the maintenance of peace, security and prosperity in Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific at large.

He said Vietnam shares ASEAN’s position and the international community’s common voice on the importance of peace, stability, maritime security and safety, freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea./.

VNA