Russia’s “Multi-polar world” magazine has run an article by journalist Pavel Vinogradov reflecting on Vietnam’s elevated position in the world arena.

The article states that Vietnam now has prestige in the world’s political scene, where it holds increasing influence and is acknowledged as an equal partner.

Vinogradov attributes Vietnam’s present position to its impressive socio-economic achievements which has put it at the forefront of developing countries.

Although Vietnam only joined the United Nations 36 years ago following its victory over foreign aggressors, the country has contributed remarkably to the consolidation and expansion of the world’s largest international organisation, according to the article.

Vietnam has shone in its capacity as one of eight pilot countries participating in the UN’s “Delivering as One” initiative, the article said, underscoring the country’s positive outcomes in fulfilling the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

As a trustworthy partner in international integration and the protection of world order, Vietnam successfully assumed a role as a non-permanent member of the UN’s Security Council for the 2008-2009 tenure while effectively partnering with member countries of the Non-Aligned Movement and others to ensure basic principles of the UN Charter.

Vinogradov quoted Russian experts who described cooperation between Vietnam and the UN as successful in socio-economic development, culture and humanism.

Vietnam’s experience during its 36-year journey is valuable for many countries, the article said.

The country has fulfilled 90 percent of its assigned MDGs, performing above expectations in many of them such as poverty reduction, education and health care. The country has been praised by the UN for its achievements in poverty reduction, agricultural development and ensuring food security.

The article also cited that the country has won ASEAN’s nomination as the bloc’s candidate to join the UN Human Rights Council for the 2014-2016 term, saying if Vietnam successfully assumes the role, the country’s position will be consolidated and its influence will be expanded in the Asian-Pacific region and the world at large.

The article devoted a lot of space to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s well-received speech at the general debate of the 68 th session of the UN General Assembly, an important forum joined by 193 leaders of countries and territories across the world.

The PM’s address at the event called on leaders of UN member states to strive for a world free from war and hunger for the benefit of the whole humanity .-VNA