Kampala, The Gulf Observer: In a significant diplomatic achievement, Viet Nam has been elected as a Vice President of the Executive Committee of the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, representing the Asia-Pacific region. Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan is leading the Vietnamese delegation at the summit in Kampala, Uganda, which commenced on January 19.
Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, in his opening remarks, highlighted the summit’s theme of deepening cooperation for global prosperity, providing an opportunity for NAM member states to overcome differences and consolidate solidarity in an uncertain world. The president called for joint efforts to protect the movement’s values, emphasizing peace, independence, development, respect for equality, sovereignty, non-interference in internal affairs, and peaceful dispute resolution.
During the summit, Vice President Anh Xuan engaged in bilateral meetings with several foreign leaders. In a meeting with Cuban Vice President Salvador Valdes Mesa, she affirmed Viet Nam’s unwavering commitment to deepening traditional solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with Cuba. The leaders discussed strengthening cooperation in trade, investment, and agriculture, aiming to align economic relations with the strong political ties between the two nations.
In a meeting with Vice President of Benin Mariam Chabi Talata, Anh Xuan expressed Viet Nam’s desire to enhance friendship and cooperation with African countries, including Benin. They explored avenues for promoting delegation exchanges, implementing effective cooperation mechanisms, and enhancing trade and investment. Both leaders highlighted the strategic potential for cooperation between their countries.
Vice President Anh Xuan also met with the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), discussing Viet Nam’s commitment to multilateralism and support for the UN’s central role in global governance. The discussions covered issues such as peace consolidation, international cooperation, and the UN’s reform. Viet Nam emphasized its priorities in climate change response, digital transformation, and green growth.
The summit provides a platform for Viet Nam to contribute actively to the international community’s efforts in addressing global challenges and promoting cooperation within the Non-Aligned Movement.