An overview of seminar themed “Vietnam and the United Nations Security Council: Toward Election and Membership for 2020-2021” (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reflects the country’s determination to pursue a foreign policy of diversification and multilateralisation as well as its active and responsible participation in international forums and organisations.

Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Dinh Quy made the statement at an international conference themed “Vietnam and the United Nations Security Council: Toward Election and Membership for 2020-2021” in Hanoi on March 30.

Running for this post for the second time after the successful 2008-2009 tenure also shows the country’s resolve to perform its foreign policy of peace for national independence, cooperation and development, he added.

Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) Nguyen Vu Tung stressed that opportunities and challenges facing Vietnam during the process will help the country build sound policies and have good preparations when participating in the UNSC.

At the event, participants exchanged views on opportunities and challenges facing a non-permanent UNSC member, and shared experience in bringing into full play opportunities and dealing with challenges.

The seminar was jointly organised by the DAV and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation, drawing the participation of Swedish Ambassador to the UNSC for 2017-2018 Olof Skoog, representatives of embassies and international organisations in Hanoi, and Vietnamese ministries and sectors.-VNA