|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc wishes ASEAN leaders a New Year full of health, happiness and success.
“2020 is forecast to be a year of difficulties and challenges with unpredictable developments in the region and the world. But all such difficulties and challenges cannot prevent us from moving towards a common goal – a united, peaceful, prosperous and sustainably developed ASEAN Community,” PM Phuc said.
“To realize the goal of a “cohesive and responsive” ASEAN is an important factor for us to overcome difficulties and challenges together and join hands in building a better future for the regional community and people,” he added.
As the Chair of ASEAN this year, Vietnam desires to work hand in hand with the regional nations to carry out specific activities and initiatives, reinforce solidarity; enhance links and connectivity, promote identity, boost external relations and improve ASEAN’s operational efficiency.
Vietnam hopes to receive positive support and cooperation from numerous countries in implementing such initiatives, he said.
“Let’s join hands to build and develop the ASEAN Community together towards prosperity and sustainable development,” the Government chief emphasized.