PM shares Viet Nam’s COVID-19 battle experiences at G20 meeting
12:03 | 27/03/2020

VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc shared Viet Nam’s experiences in COVID-19 prevention and control during a G20 video-conference summit held on March 26 as an initiative by Saudi Arabia which holds the presidency of G20.

Prime Minister shares Viet Nam’s COVID-19 battle experiences at G20 meeting - Photo: VGP

The extraordinary G20 meeting took place in the context of widening COVID-19 outbreaks that have caused profound and multifaceted impacts on the world economy as well as the stability and development of many countries.

The event was participated by leaders of G20 member nations and representatives from the United Nations (UN), the World Bank (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The summit adopted the G20 Joint Statement on COVID-19 response, which demonstrates the political resolve, strong commitment and solidarity to fight the disease and promote global economic development sustainably and inclusively.

They also agreed to enhance cooperation in researching and developing vaccines and medicines, and improve resilience and coordination in coping with infectious diseases in the future.

The leaders committed to using monetary and fiscal policy tools and economic measures to ease impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on socio-economic development.

Speaking at the event, PM Phuc emphasized the importance of global and regional solidarity, cooperation and coordination, affirming Viet Nam’s determination and commitment combating COVID-19.

The leader stressed that Viet Nam persistently pursues the dual goal of controlling the disease and continuing to promote economic development and ensure social welfare.

Viet Nam, in its role as ASEAN Chair 2020, has been joining other ASEAN member countries in upholding the spirit of a “cohesive and responsive” community, taking drastic measures, fostering coordination in fighting the pandemic and sharing information and experience with many G20 countries and partners in this regard, he said.

The PM welcomed the important role and active contributions of the G20 as well as international organizations, such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO), in the battle against COVID-19.

He shared with the leaders measures on cooperation and joint action in coping with the COVID-19 outbreak such as information and experience exchange, technological assistance in testing, controlling and treating the disease, while taking advantage of the support, cooperation and involvement of people, social organisations and armed forces.

PM Phuc participating in the summit and sharing strong measures to promote cooperation has affirmed Viet Nam’s support and cooperation for the G20 and the international community in combating the epidemic, showing Viet Nam as a proactive and active member with responsible contributions to enhancing global cooperation in response to common challenges./.

By Vien Nhu

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