Promoting effective cooperation with the United Nations (UN) is always a top priority of Vietnam’s foreign policies, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam’s membership to the UN in Hanoi on October 17.
The event that the UN General Assembly admitted Vietnam as the 149th member in 1977 marks the UN’s recognition of the independence, freedom and unification of the Southeast Asian country, progressing to the “doi moi” (renewal) cause and international integration, the PM said.
Vietnam hopes the UN will further promote its role in maintaining peace, international security, preventing and accelerating the settlement of disputes via peaceful means and on the basis of respecting the UN Charter and international law, he said.
Vietnam pledges to continue to be a member of UN agencies and expand peacekeeping activities as well as implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Phuc said, adding that the country hopes to receive international support to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in the 2020-21 tenure.
The PM also called on the UN, development partners and international friends to further support Vietnam to achieve sustainable development and prosperity.
At the ceremony, UN Resident Coordinator to Vietnam, Kamal Malhotra, highly valued Vietnam-UN cooperation over the past four decades. He said that from an ODA recipient, Vietnam has become a development partner, actively contributed to the maintenance of international peace and security, and helped prevent and peacefully solve disputes and conflicts in the world on the basis of the UN Charter.
UN organizations will continue supporting the country to deal with challenges through high-level policy consultation, experience sharing, and expertise provision, thus helping carry out innovative and feasible solutions toward the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, Malhotra said.- (VLLF)