New York (VNA) – A
Vietnamese representative has asserted that Vietnam would continue its
efforts to contribute to the stable global food supply in the context
of current global food and energy crises.
Ambassador Bui The
Giang, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, made the
statement at the UN General Assembly’s meeting on food and energy
crises in New York on July 18.
“As the world’s second largest rice exporter, Vietnam is fully aware of its responsibility at this difficult time,” he said.
Vietnam in the past
several months still signed rice exporting contracts with a number of
Asian and African partners, the diplomat said.
Though the country
expects to export at least 4.5 million tonnes of rice this year, Giang
said, the Government has undertaken a series of emergency measures and
will continue more intensive measures to increase agricultural
production, thus ensuring sufficient rice supply in the domestic market
and contributing to the global food supply.
representative especially appreciated the Comprehensive Framework for
Action (CFA) that the UN inter-agency High-level Task Force has just
issued as it provided “a range of options from which choices can be
made by governments and institutions as well as guidance and impetus to
address immediate needs, build resilience and contribute to long-term
He asserted Vietnam
“will study thoroughly this document in order to select and apply
whatever best suited to the specific conditions” of the country.
While recognising the
efforts of many countries and organisations in carrying out in-depth
research for new sources of energy and maintaining oil production
levels, the diplomat proposed that “the UN develop comprehensive study
on the energy crisis and on that basis, produce a set of policy
recommendations at national, regional and global levels.”