A meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York, the US (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

New York (VNA) -
Vietnam was selected as the only candidate of the Asia-Pacific region for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for 2020-2021 tenure at a monthly meeting of the Asia-Pacific Group at the UN on May 25.

Under the chair of head of the Samoa Mission to the United Nations Ambassador Ali’ioaiga Feturi Elsaia, who is the group’s chairman in May, the 54-member group agreed to nominate Vietnam as its only candidate for the position.

The voting will be held by the UN General Assembly in June, 2019.

At the meeting, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, thanked the Asian-Pacific countries for approving Vietnam’s nomination.

She affirmed that Vietnam will do its utmost to deserve the trust from international friends, expressing her hope that Vietnam will receive further supports from the countries.

The nomination is a vivid illustration of Vietnam’s prestige among regional nations and it will create favourable conditions for Vietnam to mobilise support from countries in the other regions.

The Asia-Pacific Group is among five regional groups at the UN.-VNA