Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for a little while at a session of the Group of Seven (G7) countries summit in Japan’s Hiroshima on Sunday.
The meeting took place at the G7 session themed ‘Toward a Peaceful, Stable, and Prosperous World,' according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
PM Chinh at the meeting stressed that Vietnam attaches great importance to its traditional friendship with Ukraine.
Commenting on the ongoing Russia-Ukraine military conflict, PM Chinh affirmed Vietnam’s consistent stance of respecting the UN Charter and international law, especially the principles of respect for independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of nations, without interference in internal affairs and with no use of force in international relations.
Chinh expressed his hope that the parties involved in the military conflict should end it soon, resume dialogue, and settle their disputes by peaceful means.
Vietnam, which was through many wars, thoroughly understands the values of peace.
The Southeast Asian nation offered humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine and stands ready to support the parties in seeking long-term peaceful solutions on the basis of international law and respect for their legitimate interests.
PM Chinh also expressed his gratitude to the Ukrainian government for supporting the Vietnamese community in Ukraine.
President Zelensky showed his appreciation for the stance and humanitarian assistance of Vietnam.
The two leaders agreed to adopt measures to tighten the Vietnam-Ukraine bilateral ties, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
|Vietnam’s PM Pham Minh Chinh said Vietnam stands ready to support the parties involved in the Russia-Ukraine military conflict in seeking long-term peaceful solutions on the basis of international law and respect for their legitimate interests. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|
The expanded G7 summit, scheduled for May 19 to 21, is aimed at strongly promoting the participation and contribution of developing countries, as well as bolstering the ties between the G7 nations and these countries in coping with global challenges.
The expanded G7 summit this year is attended by eight guest nations, including Vietnam, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Comoros, the Cook Islands, and Australia.
Six international institutions were also invited to join the summit, comprising the UN, the EU, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Asian Development Bank, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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