Vietnamese president attends UN summit on sustainable development

By Truong Son, Thanh Nien News

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President Truong Tan Sang left Hanoi Wednesday for New York to attend the UN Summit for the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development goals, Vietnam News Agency reported.
The summit will take place from September 25-27.
Over 170 government leaders from around the world will gather at the summit, making it the largest UN conference since a summit in 2000 to approve the millennium development goals. 
Participants will officially adopt a new global development agenda at the plenary session, which will serve as a foundation for sustainable development through 2030.
The agenda, including 17 sustainable development goals and 169 targets, is the result of active negotiations among UN member nations, including Vietnam, over the last two years.
President Sang will also take part in a UN Peacekeeping Operations, meeting, a meeting on gender equality and a meeting with the UN Secretary General.
During his stay in the US, Sang will have a policy dialogue with the Asia Society, join a Vietnam-US business dialogue and attend the Clinton Global Initiative’s Annual Meeting.
Later, he will pay an official visit to Cuba from September 28-30 at the invitation of his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro Ruz.

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