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The meeting was chaired by Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, the Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations with the participation of the ambassadors, representatives and chief delegations of ASEAN countries to the United Nations.
|Ambassadors of ASEAN countries to the United Nations.|
At the meeting, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy summarized the activities of the ASEAN Committee in 2020. Accordingly, the Committee held two regular meetings, six dialogues with other member countries of the United Nations such as the US, France, China, and Russia as well as UN organizations including the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
ASEAN also delivered 36 joint statements highlighting ASEAN's achievements and views on a range of issues of concern at all major UN forums. As proposed by Vietnam, for the first time, discussions with ASEAN were promoted at the United Nations Security Council.
|Notably, also in 2020, Vietnam took the lead in proposing, negotiating and successfully promoting the United Nations General Assembly through the UN-ASEAN Cooperation with a record number of 120 member countries joining United Nations Co-sponsorship.|
The countries congratulated Vietnam on successfully taking the Chairman role of the ASEAN Committee in New York. Although in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic poses certain difficulties, countries think that Vietnam has successfully coordinated ASEAN activities through innovative and effective proposals.
In 2020, countries assess that the spirit of ASEAN solidarity and cooperation will continue to be tightened through the successful promotion of a series of activities and cooperation, and support for each other's initiatives and candidates in different countries in United Nations' organizations.
|Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, the Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations.|
ASEAN countries also welcomed the joint role of Vietnam and Indonesia as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council and took joint actions to promote ASEAN's image at this forum. Brunei, which will assume the role of Chairman of the ASEAN Committee in New York in 2021, said it will continue to promote the Commission in 2020's achievements in the theme's spirit “We care, we 're ready, we are successful ”of the Brunei's ASEAN President year.
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Translated by Tarah Nguyen