HANOI, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- China has made positive contributions to maintaining the main stream of the world situation, which is peace and stability, said a Vietnamese expert.
Le Van Cuong, former director of Institute of Strategy Studies under Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security, made the remark in an interview with Xinhua in capital Hanoi on the occasion of the 71st session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
"Obviously, China has played the full role of a permanent member of the UN Security Council," said Cuong, elaborating that "The country has made remarkable contributions and taken due responsibilities in implementing the UN Charter and ensuring the global peace, stability and development."
As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China has participated in discussions of all hot issues and in adoptions of all resolutions, said the Vietnamese expert.
In term of sustainable development, the country has fulfilled its duty and transformed from a poor and backward economy into a global economic power, Cuong assessed.
According to the expert, "China has shared responsibilities with international community with its overseas investment and its participation in the World Trade Organization (WTO), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other economic institutions."
Cuong said developing countries worldwide, including Vietnam, can learn various valuable lessons from China's economic development.
Specifically, Vietnam can learn Chinese lessons in social management and agricultural development, Cuong proposed.
"China's development has not only produced material wealth to the world but also created a new model of development for human civilization. This is a positive mark of China," the expert told Xinhua.
Highlighting China's ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Vietnamese scholar said "this is a positive action welcomed by the world. As one of the world's largest green house gas emitters, by signing the agreement, China will voluntarily restrict its emission."
"This presents an example for others to follow," the expert hailed, adding that China is also taking the lead in green growth and renewable energy.