Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc joined other ASEAN leaders at the plenary session of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 22.

The event, chaired by Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, took place amidst many changes in the world and the region, including growing protectionism, increasing competition among big countries, and the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) on all aspects.

As Vietnam will assume the ASEAN Chair next year, PM Phuc delivered a speech at the plenum, highly evaluating the theme “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability” and the priorities proposed by Thailand during its ASEAN Chairmanship in 2019.

The summit adopted the ASEAN Leaders’ Vision Statement on Partnership for Sustainability, the ASEAN Leaders’ Statement on the ASEAN Cultural Year 2019, and the Bangkok Declaration on fighting maritime waste in the region./.