Vietnam treasures UN’s role

VN attaches importance to the UN’s increasing role and its position in the country’s foreign policy.
Vietnam attaches importance to the United Nations (UN)’s increasing role and its position in the country’s foreign policy, especially the guideline of active and proactive international integration, being a constructive and responsible member of the global community.

President Truong Tan Sang made the affirmation while meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York on July 26 during his official visit to the US.

He shared the UN member nations’ wish for a sound agenda beyond 2015, ushering in a new period of global development towards prosperity, sustainability and fairness to all nations.

“Vietnam is determined to keep working closely with the UN in the new phase of development that matches its priorities for national socio-economic development and comparative edges of each UN agency, in a move to fulfill the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” the leader said.

He said Vietnam hopes the UN will bring into full play its significant role in maintaining peace and stability in the region and the world at large.

On top of this, according him, the UN should promote dialogues, peacefully settle international disputes in line with the UN Charter regulations and international law, and facilitate the common development of countries, especially developing nations.

For his part, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke highly of the achievements Vietnam has recorded in socio-economic development and maintenance of political stability, thus actively contributing to the stability and development of the region and the world.

He praised Vietnam’s active role in the ASEAN community and hailed its decision to engage in the UN’s peacekeeping operations.

The host also expressed his desire to cement far-reaching bilateral links for long-term development goals.-VNA

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