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PM Dung’s keynote speech at Shangri-La Dialogue praised VNTimes


Many countries, organisations and scholars from across the world havespoken highly of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s keynotespeech at the opening ceremony of the 12 th Shangri-La Dialogue.

Participating delegations at the annual security forum held inSingapore from May 31 to June 2 appreciated the forthrightness,transparency and responsibility the PM expressed during his speech.

The US delegation said the Vietnamese leader’s speech is not onlytransparent and clear but harmoniously satisfies the interest of allcountries and straightly fights against any signs that may be the causeof challenges and risks to regional security.

USscholars were impressed with the idea of building strategic trustamong countries that PM Dung spoke of during his address.

In an interview with a New York-based Vietnam News Agencycorrespondent, Andrew Billo, an Assistant Director at the Asia Society’sNew York headquarters, said he agreed with the PM’s viewpoint,which emphasised strategic trust for peace, cooperation and prosperityin the Asia-Pacific region.

He also shared the viewon the role of powers for peace and stability in the region and thatevery strategy and activity made by powers towards the region mustcomply with international law and respect the independence andsovereignty of other countries.

Regarding Vietnam’s decision to join UN peace-keeping operations, Billo said the countryplays an increasingly important role in the international arena. Henoted that Vietnam is ready not only to get involved in issues thatbring direct benefits to it, but is also ready to play a greater role insolving global challenges.

That Prime MinisterNguyen Tan Dung was invited to make the keynote speech at the dialoguedemonstrates Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s respect forthe country, which plays an increasingly important role not only in theregion but in the world, Russia ’s political magazine “MultipolarWorld” said in an article written by its Editor-in-chief BorisVinogradov on June 1.

Russia and other political centres have given special attention to PM Dung’s address, the article noted.

Magazine “Eurasia Review” also posted an article by Dr. SubhashKapila, from India-based South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG), saying thatthe theme “Building strategic trust for peace, cooperation andprosperity in the Asia-Pacific region” is well chosen and a timelyreminder for regional countries.

The InternationalInstitute for Strategic Studies (IISS), a leading research facility inthe world and the organiser of the event, also posted a commentary on PMDung’s keynote speech.-VNA

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