A Vietnamese representative to the United Nations
confirmed Vietnam's support for Myanmar's efforts to achieve
democratization and national reconciliation.
Ambassador Le Luong Minh, Head of the Vietnamese Delegation to the UN
made the confirmation in talks with the Vietnam News Agency
correspondent after the UN Security Council (UNSC) released a statement
on the Myanmar situation after Myanmar ’s opposition leader Aung San
Suu Kyi received an extended detention of 18 months under house arrest.
In its statement issued on the morning of August 14 ( Vietnam time),
the UNSC reiterated its previous statements on the Myanmar situation
and expressed “deep concern” about the sentence given to Aung San Suu
Ambassador Minh reiterated that Vietnam has been consistent with its
stance of non-interference in the domestic affairs of a sovereign
He noted that to bring their country out of instability, the Myanmar
Government and people have been implementing a seven-step
democratisation and national reconciliation roadmap, which has gained
support from ASEAN, the UN and the international community.
“Vietnam supports the Myanmar Government and people’s efforts to follow
the aforementioned seven-step roadmap,” Ambassador Minh said,
emphasising the country’s backing of ASEAN and the UN’s cooperation and
assistance to Myanmar toward democratisation and national
reconciliation for re-establishment of stability and development.
The ambassador also emphasised the country’s support for the UN General
Secretary’s intermediary role in this issue and affirmed that Myanmar
’s future lies in the hands of its people.
Ambassador Minh said that the UNSC recognised Vietnam’s views in its
statement and made commitment to the sovereignty and territorial
integrity of Myanmar./.