Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

Vietnam commits to closely cooperating with other Asia Cooperation
Dialogue (ACD) member countries towards peace and prosperity in the
region.

The commitment was made by Ambassador Nguyen
Quoc Dung, head of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s Economic Affairs
Department, at the 11 th ACD Ministerial Meeting in Dushanbe ,
Tajikistan from March 28-29.

Dung took the occasion to
share Vietnam’s viewpoints on sustainable development and put forth
some proposals for future ACD cooperation.

The meeting
drew the participation of representatives from 32 ACD member countries
under the chair of the host country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign
Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi.

With the theme “Towards
Economic Growth, Stability and Prosperity in Asia through Sustainable
Development”, the event aimed to promote the role of the ACD, the only
transcontinental organisation currently, as well as enhance its
cooperation in supporting the sustainable development of member
countries and maintaining peace, harmonisation, stability and prosperity
in the continent.

Participants discussed major issues
such as poverty reduction, public health care, food security, energy,
water resource protection, climate change adaptation, natural disaster
prevention, human resources training, social equality and religious
harmony.

A wide range of measures to boost cooperation
such as increasing trade, investment and financial cooperation within
the ACD and strengthening regional connectivity in terms of both
infrastructure and institution were also tabled at the event.

They also reached consensus on establishing a temporary ACD
Secretariat that will work until the second ACD Summit slated for 2015.

At the end of the meeting, participating countries
approved the Dushanbe Joint Statement and agreed that the next ACD
Ministerial Meeting will be held in Bahrain this November.-VNA

By vivian