Vietnam highly values the global operation of the United Nations (UN) in two main pillars of peace and development, which is raising the UN’s position in the word, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said.

At a reception for UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Pratibha Mehta in Hanoi on October 24 to mark UN Day, the PM also praised the UN’s effective coordination and assistance to Vietnam over the past time.

PM Dung informed his guest of Vietnam’s development strategy for people-centred sustainability, adding that the country’s economic development policies are always in association with social development and justice, better ensuring people’s rights.

He said Vietnam wants to receive more UN support to successfully fulfil its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

For her part, Mehta spoke highly of Vietnam’s active and responsible participation in the UN’s activities, adding that Vietnam is an example of the successful realisation of MDGs by 2015.

She also praised Vietnam’s efforts and achievements in dealing with the global economic downturn, macro-economic stabilisation, inflation curbing, as well as in poverty reduction, social welfare, and narrowing the development gap between urban and rural areas.

The UN in Vietnam will do its utmost to nurture and deepen its fine relationship with Vietnam and stay side-by-side with the country in fulfilling its development goals, she added.-VNA