United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has applauded Vietnam ’s cooperation and strong support for the organisation, especially the country’s efforts in the implementation of the One UN Initiative.

The UN chief made the praise at a meeting with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in New York on Sept. 26.

He also hailed the results that Vietnam , ASEAN member nations and related countries have achieved in the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), saying he hopes that the parties will continue their endeavours for regional peace and security.

Moon urged Vietnam to continue playing an active role in other international and regional issues, including the UN meeting on sustainable development scheduled to take place next year.

For his part, FM Minh affirmed that Vietnam will continue to make contributions to issues of common concerns of the international community and the UN, striving for peace and stability in the region.

Minh introduced Vietnam ’s socio-economic development plan for the next five years and expressed his wish that Vietnam will receive more support from UN bodies in the implementation of this plan.

On the same day, FM Minh had separate meetings with his counterparts from the US , China , Russia , Thailand , Kazakhstan , Canada and Slovakia .

In Minh’s meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Jiang Jiechi, the two sides exchanged views on bilateral relations in the recent past and discussed the promotion of the relationship between the two countries in the coming time.

Minh also held talks with the Directors General of the UN Development Programme and the UN Population Fund, during which the directors committed to effectively deploy cooperation programmes with Vietnam during the 2012-2016 period./.