HANOI, May 19 (VNA) – Vietnam has called on the United Kingdom, one of the first countries in Europe to vaccinate its population against SARS-CoV-2, to help Vietnam stockpile of anti-Covid-19 and develop its treatments.
This was stated by Foreign Secretary Bui Thanh Son in a phone call Wednesday 19 May with the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth Affairs and Development and Chief Secretary of State Dominic Raab.
Dominic Raab once again congratulated Bùi Thanh Son on his appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs, saying that thanks to his experience, Bi Thanh Son would help the Vietnamese diplomatic sector reap more success.
Bùi Thanh Son emphasized that when implementing its foreign policy for the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party, Vietnam always attaches importance and wants to strengthen its strategic partnership with the United Kingdom in a more practical and practical way.
He praised the United Kingdom for its important achievements in controlling the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in the leading countries in Europe and the world in spreading coronavirus vaccines.
The British Secretary congratulated Vietnam on successfully assuming the role of ASEAN Chair in 2020 and thanked Vietnam for its support United kingdom In its efforts to become a partner in the ASEAN Dialogue as well as in its commitment to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
He said the UK wanted to continue working closely with Vietnam In multilateral forums, especially when Vietnam is a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2020-2021.
Dominic Raab also stressed the need to respect international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, in order to maintain stability in the world.
The two sides agreed to resume the exchange of delegations and meetings of the main cooperation mechanisms, including the Joint Economic and Trade Committee and the Defense Dialogue, in the near future.
They also discussed regional and international issues of mutual interest and agreed to do everything in their power to ensure the success of the 26th Climate Conference (COP-26), which was organized in November 2021 in the United Kingdom. They also reaffirmed the key role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in the peace negotiations in Myanmar. – VNA