Moscow (VNA) – Vietnam and Russia issued a joint statement on the vision of their
global strategic partnership by 2030.
The statement was released following talks between the Vietnamese president Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Vladimirovich Putinin Moscow on November 30.
The seven-point document asserted that the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership, based on long-standing friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation, has been nurtured from generation to generation, has been tested by time and has remained firm in the face of change. It is a model of cooperation in mutual respect.
The two sides affirmed their determination to further strengthen the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership until 2030, guided by the basic principles and directions of considering intensifying the partnership and improving efficiency as a priority in their foreign policies; build the comprehensive strategic partnership on the basis of mutual trust, sovereign equality, territorial integrity, equality, the right to self-determination, the absence of intervention in the internal affairs of the other, the absence or threat of resorting to force and the peaceful settlement of disputes; and support regional and international peace, stability and development.
Another principle is that the two countries do not enter into an alliance or come to an agreement with a third party to take measures that undermine the independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and fundamental interests of the country. ‘other. The development of Vietnam – Russia relations is not directed against a third party.
The statement affirmed that Vietnam and Russia will continue to develop the political dialogue in a thorough and substantial manner at high levels; strengthen cooperation in matters of defense, security, military and military technology on the basis of international law, in the interest of regional and international peace and stability; intensify the strategic dialogue on defense; and work together to improve the effectiveness of the Intergovernmental Committee on Military Technical Cooperation.
They consider the economic partnership as an important pillar of their global strategic partnership, express their desire to strengthen the links between education – training and science – technology, support the construction of a more democratic and egalitarian system of international relations while respecting international law. and the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
Both countries do not support the imposition of unilateral economic sanctions that are not approved by the UN Security Council or that violate international law. They support multilateralism in international relations; strengthening the coordination role of the United Nations to ensure peace, security and sustainable development; improving the effectiveness of United Nations activities; and democratization and UN reforms, according to the joint statement.
Vietnam and Russia affirmed the universality and coherence of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which constitutes the legal framework for all activities on the seas and oceans and serves as the basis for cooperation between countries, regions and the world. They also underlined the integrity of this convention.
The two sides will coordinate to ensure safety, security and freedom of navigation and overflight, as well as unimpeded trade. They support the restraint, absence or threat of the use of force and the peaceful settlement of disputes between the parties concerned in accordance with the common principles and norms of international law, including the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and of UNCLOS. of 1982, as well as the Standards and Recommended Practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Vietnam and Russia support the full and effective implementation of the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of the Parties in the East Sea and welcome the efforts to adopt a code of conduct in the waters in the near future.
They will continue to deepen the ASEAN-Russia strategic partnership and intensify fruitful cooperation on the basis of the Comprehensive Plan of Action for the implementation of the ASEAN-Russia strategic partnership for 2021-2025, the statement noted. /.