Executive Secretary promotes subregional dialogue in mission to Viet Nam

12 May 2019

On her mission to Viet Nam, ESCAP Executive Secretary Armida Alisjahbana highlighted the importance of the country’s cooperation with ESCAP and the South-East Asian subregion. She met with Prime Minister of Viet Nam H.E. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc to discuss localization of the SDGs, Viet Nam’s chairmanship of ASEAN in 2020 and the country’s continued engagements with ESCAP in initiatives. Ms. Alisjahbana expressed continued support from ESCAP on national priority areas and the broader subregion, including on rural development and the fight against drought.

She also attended the UN Day of Vesak commemoration in Ha Nam, where she delivered remarks expressing the importance of Buddhism’s contribution to the Asia-Pacific region. At the commemoration, she also met the Prime Minister of Nepal H.E. KP Sharma Oli.