UNGA President Hails Vietnam’s Active Role At UN
Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, head of the Permanent Delegation of Vietnam to the United Nations, paid a courtesy visit to Abdulla Shahid, incumbent president of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on March 3, VOV reported Friday.
|Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang (L) pays a courtesy visit to UNGA President Abdulla Shahid in New York on March 3. Photo: baoquocte.vn|
President Shahid highly appreciated Vietnam’s responsible and active role at the UN, especially during its tenure as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the 2020-2021 term.
He shared the UNGA’s priorities in the coming time, including some high-level debates on tourism promotion and environmental protection, as well as consultation sessions on the ‘Our Common Agenda’ report, and expected to receive Vietnam’s support for those events.
For his part, Giang affirmed that Vietnam is a reliable and responsible partner of the UN, making a practical contribution to major activities of the UN.
He expressed his willingness to cooperate with the UN in realizing the priority areas of the General Assembly president.
The ambassador thanked the President for supporting Vietnam during its UNSC membership for 2020-2021 as well as activities at the 76th General Assembly.
He wished that the UN would continue to support Vietnam in national construction and development and in realizing common goals of the international community.
Addressing a consultation held by UN General Assembly on the same day, under the theme “protecting our planet and being prepared for the future”, Giang reaffirmed the country’s commitment to work with other countries to promote the proposals outlined in the OCA report, VNA wrote.
According to Giang, the report includes many breakthrough initiatives and future orientations that are very important for Vietnam, developing countries and the world as a whole.
|Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, head of the Permanent Delegation of Vietnam to the United Nations, speaks at the event. Photo: Foreign Ministry|
The Vietnamese diplomat said that the combination of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, along with new ways of doing things, including the new initiatives of the UN Secretary General, will contribute to promoting the realisation of important priorities and plans of the international community.
According to the ambassador, initiatives such as the appointment of special envoys for future generations and future laboratories, or an emergency response mechanism to global crises, can help mobilise resources for existing mechanisms if implemented properly.
On health issues, the ambassador reaffirmed Vietnam's support for the global Covid vaccination plan and assistance for low- and middle-income countries to access medical technology, as well as for strengthening institutions and finance for the World Health Organization.
As for climate change, Giang said that at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), Vietnam has committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and will not build new coal power plants.
The Vietnamese diplomat expressed support of the UN Secretary General's call for financial assistance and technology sharing for developing countries which should take into account the interests and concerns of the most affected countries such as small island nations and those that are facing serious risks.
Vietnam advocates a long-term approach, attaching importance to expertise and adequate research, in which a periodic report on strategic vision and global risks can be a creative way, he said.
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