Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc joins G20 leaders’ video
conference on COVID-19 prevention and control
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
The leaders agreed to take all necessary medical
measures to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as share information in a
timely and transparent manner as well as experiences and good practices in
containing the spread of the disease.
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.
They also agreed to work to minimise the epidemic’s
impacts on international trade and ensure the operation of the global supply
chains, especially essential medical materials and products.
The summit adopted the G20 Joint Statement on the
COVID-19 combat, which demonstrates the political resolve, strong commitment
and solidarity to fight the disease and spur the global economy sustainably
In his remarks, PM Phuc stressed the significance of
international and regional solidarity, cooperation and coordination in this
Affirming Vietnam’s determination and commitment in
the epidemic combat, he said the country persistently pursues the double
target of containing the disease, and promoting economic development and
ensuring social welfare.
Vietnam, in its capacity as ASEAN Chair 2020, and
other ASEAN member countries have carried forward the spirit of “cohesive
and responsive” community, taken strong measures, joined hands in fighting
the pandemic, and shared information and experience with many G20 countries
and partners in this regard, he said.
The PM welcomed the important role and contributions
of G20 and international organisations such as the UN, WHO, WB, IMF and WTO
in the fight 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 also highlighted the facilitation of trade
and investment, and maintenance of supply and production chains, generating
jobs for and stabilising the lives of people, as well as cooperation to
ensure safety for Vietnamese and ASEAN citizens living in G20 countries.
PM Phuc’s participation and sharing of drastic
measures at the summit affirmed Vietnam’s support to and cooperation with
G20 and the international community in the fight against COVID-19, and
proved that Vietnam is a proactive, active and responsible member,
contributing to the global efforts in responding to common challenges./.