VN enhances trade facilitation between transit and landlocked countries

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received three United Nations Under-Secretary-Generals who participated in a sustainable development summit of the United Nations (UN), in Hanoi yesterday aiming to enhance cooperation on transit, trade facilitation and the 2030 Agenda.

They were the United Nation under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Islands Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Ms. Hongbu Wu and Deputy Secretaries -General of the United Nations.

Speaking at the event, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed that with role of a transit and developing country, Vietnam has closely cooperated with its neighboring countries, especially being Laos- a landlocked country, in creating smooth connection with Mekong region’s traffic and trade system which has actively developed economic inter-corridors such as East–West Economic Corridor, the Southern Economic Corridor and a expressway linking Hanoi and Vientiane to contribute into enhancing connectivity within ASEAN countries, and promote regional sustainable development.

Besides, he also suggested the United Nations shall continue supporting regional connectivity programs and projects, especially to Vietnam in successfully implementing sustainable development in combination with environment protection and responding to climate change.

On the same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Jin Liqun.

The PM strongly affirmed that Vietnam will continue being a responsible member of the bank.

Earlier, the Europe- Asian sustainable development summit of the United Nations (UN) about enhancing cooperation of transit, trade facilitation and the 2030 Agenda was opened in Hanoi with a participation of 200 guests from the 40 countries and 29 international organizations.

Representatives of international organizations and countries strongly stressed an important role of trade cooperation facilitation.

By Thanh Nam- Translated by Huyen Huong

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