International delegations cheer for Vietnam's election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021 on June 7. Photo: Xinhua/Li Muzi
Vietnam officially won the election to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for 2020-2021 after getting 192 votes out of the 193 member countries and territories of the UN General Assembly on June 7 night (Vietnam time).
Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung and Vietnam’s delegation at the UN headquarter received congratulations from many countries. Photo: VNA
That Vietnam received such dominant support has met the expectations of all Vietnamese people. It also shows that the country’s active, substantive and responsible contributions to the UN, including the UNSC, for the past many years have been recognised by the international community.
Talking to the media right after the election, Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung appreciated the international community’s support and pledged that Vietnam will play a constructive and responsible role in this position at the UNSC.