Vietnam achieves targets during UNSC presidency month: Ambassador hinh anh 1Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy (L) at the interview (Photo: VNA)
New York (VNA) – Vietnam has completed what it planned to do during the month it held the presidency of the UN Security Council, said Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the UN.

Ambassador Quy made the affirmation in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency on January 31 when Vietnam ended its term as rotary president of the UNSC at the beginning of its tenure as a non-permanent member of the UNSC,

He said Vietnam took the occasion of its presidency to propose the theme on the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter, thus raising the awareness of the entire UN system and member states about the Charter’s importance to global peace and security.

As ASEAN Chair in 2020 and UNSC President for January 2020, the country has also been able to highlight the importance of cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organisations, in which ASEAN was made an exemplary model, he said.

According to Quy, during January many issues arose and the UNSC made rapid response and timely decisions to address them.

He said Vietnam began its presidency month with an open debate with the participation of 109 countries, the largest number so far, and 111 speakers, and concluded the month with the event on ASEAN – UN cooperation. Quy described the event as an open ending with a message that Vietnam wants closer coordination within the UN, and between the UN and regional organisations to enhance the role of the UN Charter, the rule of law and the protection of global peace and security.

The ambassador also stressed that the UNSC had adopted many decisions during the month, including five resolutions, a presidential statement and seven press statements, which made January one of the months with the largest number of decisions made so far.

Asked about difficulties that the country faced during its presidency month, the diplomat shared that the important thing is to find the common interests between countries to deal with urgent issues.

Regarding Vietnam’s priorities in the remaining time of its non-permanent membership of the UNSC, Ambassador Quy said Vietnam must make further contributions to the UNSC and make preparations for April 2021 when Vietnam will again assume the role of UNSC President./.