PM says Viet Nam expects a stable Myanmar
As an ASEAN member and a neighbour of Myanmar, Viet Nam expects the situation in the Southeast Asian country to become stable, contributing to the stability and development in the whole region, affirmed Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
The government leader made the remarks while receiving the United Nations Secretary General’s special envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari in Ha Noi on November 26.
As a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Viet Nam urged Myanmar to observe the declaration made by ASEAN President and suggested that the Myanmar issue requires comprehensive measures, noting that poverty there is a hot bed of the problem, said PM Dung.
The PM appreciated the role played by the UN in dealing with the Myanmar issue in the right direction which has yielded positive results. He said he believed that with support of the UN and the ASEAN community, Myanmar will be stable quickly for further development.
PM Dung reiterated Viet Nam’s and international community’s viewpoint of not supporting any embargo or blockage on Myanmar as these measures may cause difficulties for Myanmar people, including women and children.
Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari said his visit to Viet Nam is aimed at providing Viet Nam with an insight into the Myanmar issue and calling for Viet Nam’s support for Myanmar to cooperate with the UN in addressing the country’s issues.
He wished for dialogues between Myanmar government and opposition parties, with the UN playing a mediator, to soon find a solution that is acceptable to all sides.
The envoy said that Viet Nam shares similar viewpoint with the UN in dealing with the Myanmar issue and hoped for continuous cooperation between the UN and Viet Nam in this matter.
At the meeting, PM Dung also expressed his delights at the relationship between Viet Nam and the UN, which he said has developed in a more effective and practical manner.
He affirmed that Viet Nam will try it utmost to fulfill its role as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council during the 2008-09 term. (VNA)
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