Washington D.C. (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attended a working dinner marking the opening of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC on March 31 (local time).
The working dinner, hosted by US President Barack Obama, saw conversations surrounding threats to nuclear safety that were joined by leaders from 50 countries worldwide.
The Nuclear Security Summit, scheduled for March31-April 1, aims to bring the international community closer in coping with threats posed by nuclear terrorism globally.
It also serves as a forum for the world leaders to reiterate their highest-level commitments to enhancing nuclear and radioactive materials security and the fight against nuclear terrorism.
The Vietnamese delegation’s presence at the summit conveys Vietnam’s consistent policy of non-proliferation, gearing towards complete disarmament of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons; using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, and ensuring nuclear security and safety.
It also highlights the country’s strong objection to using nuclear power to threaten peace, stability and security in the region and the world at large.
On the same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held meetings with leaders of foreign countries and international organisations. They included Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, Italian PM Matteo Renzi, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Norwegian PM Erna Solberg, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and US National Security Advisor Susan Rice to name but a few.
At the meetings, the leaders compared notes on regional and international situations as well as areas of shared concern in order to promote bilateral ties, especially in trade, investment, and green and renewable energies./.