Diplomatic Sector to Enhance Multilateral Activities
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh addresses the event. Photo: TGVN|
A conference was held in both videoconference and in-person in Hanoi on Jan. 22 to review Vietnam's performance during the two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), VNA reported.
Speaking at the event, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh underlined the need to scale up multilateral diplomacy.
He said external activities must be carried out with sincerity, trust, and respect, with a willingness for effective cooperation and common development.
The PM noted that Vietnam's assumption of the position as a non-permanent member of the UNSC for a second time just over 10 years showed the stature of the country and the high confidence of other countries in Vietnam’s external policy.
|High-raking officials at the conference. Photo: TGVN|
The Government leader asked the diplomatic sector to continue its pioneering role in a peaceful and stable environment and safeguarding national independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity of the country.
He required the sector to conduct multilateral diplomatic activities across various fields while deepening bilateral partnerships with other countries and organizations.
The sector should play a main role in leading reconciliation the formation of rules at multilateral forums by hosting big international events, running for important positions in international organizations, and putting forward ideas.
The PM also stressed the need for close coordination among diplomatic agencies for higher efficiency in diplomacy and international integration.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh shakes hands with other delegates at the conference. Photo: TGVN|
According to Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, Vietnam began its tenure of a non-permanent member of the UNSC in 2020-2021 when there were both advantages and challenges in the world due to the pandemic.
In the last two years, the UNSC handled 840 meetings at the ambassadorial level and thousands of consultations at different levels.
It adopted a total of 254 documents and discussed more than 60 issues related to situations in all continents and all non-traditional security matters, especially climate changes, Covid-19, and maritime security.
The minister said with a consistent message of being “a partner for sustainable peace,” Vietnam joined the council in a positive spirit with a high sense of responsibility, and made practical contributions to the council.
|Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh watch the photos taken during Vietnam's two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC). Photo: TGVN|
Son said that Vietnam helped promote the multilateral approach and uphold international law as well as fundamental principles of the UN Charter, while pushing for sustainable solutions to conflicts, including the settlement of conflict consequences.
The country has worked to spread humanity and increase the protection of civilians, especially vulnerable groups such as women and children, in conflicts, and to strengthen cooperation between the UN, the UNSC.
The nation will work with regional organizations in maintaining peace and international security as well as increasing the central role and presence of the ASEAN in the council.
Vietnam has proposed solutions to many global issues, especially non-traditional security matters such as climate change, maritime security, and pandemic response, said Son.
He said that with those imprints, Vietnam’s tenure as a non-permanent member of the UNSC was a step forward in implementing the diplomatic policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralisation, and diversification as well as active, extensive and effective international integration, thus further enhancing the position and prestige of Vietnam in the world.
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