JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnam assumes United Nations Security Council presidency for second time

Vietnam assumes United Nations Security Council presidency for second time

Friday, April 02, 2021, 17:42 GMT+7
Vietnam assumes United Nations Security Council presidency for second time
Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Vietnam began serving as president of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday.

This is the second time the Southeast Asian country has assumed the rotational month-long presidency during its 2020-21 tenure as a non-permanent member of the UNSC.

Vietnam will implement the foreign policy set out by the 13th National Party Congress, which lasted from January 25 to February 2, and focus on promoting multilateral foreign relations as well as comprehensive and extensive international integration, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said the same day.

The country’s commitment in this term is to become a partner for sustainable peace, which seeks satisfactory and sustainable solutions for solving conflicts, promoting dialogue, resolving disputes by peaceful means, strengthening the role of regional organizations, putting people at the center, and encouraging humanitarian policies that support vulnerable groups, Minh elaborated.

The nation is scheduled to chair around 30 meetings and represent the UNSC in working with non-member nations, UN organizations, international institutions, and the media in April.

One of the most important events is the UNSC open debate on strengthening cooperation between the UN and regional organizations by promoting trust and dialogue on conflict prevention and resolution, which will take place on April 19.

Vietnam started a two-year UNSC non-permanent membership term on January 3, 2020 along with five other non-permanent members, namely Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines.

The country assumed the UNSC's rotating presidency for the first time in January 2020.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Latest news