Vietnam attends ASEAN+3, EAS SOMs

Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung attended the ASEAN+3 Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) and East Asia Summit (EAS) SOM in Bangkok on Thursday.

Speaking at the meetings, Dung stressed the importance of ASEAN+3 and EAS mechanisms in promoting dialogue and cooperation, and building an open, transparent, inclusive and rule-based regional structure, thus contributing to maintaining peace, security, stability, cooperation and development in the region.

He suggested intensifying collaboration in connectivity, maritime issues, and adaptation to the 4th Industrial Revolution within the ASEAN+3 framework, while affirming that Vietnam is willing to foster new cooperation initiatives within the EAS framework.

The official shared stances of other countries on the East Sea issue, the situation in the Korean Peninsula, and Myanmar's Rakhine state, and reconfirmed ASEAN's point of view on the East Sea and Vietnam's commitment to working with other ASEAN member states and China in building a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) effectively.

Within the framework of the meetings, the Vietnamese official had bilateral meetings with representatives from India, the Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the US, and the European Union.

Source: VOV5