Ambassador Manalo said Vietnam’s election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and its fulfilment of the role over the past two years have marked a strong development step of the country and ASEAN as well.  

Ambassador Manalo said in its capacity as non-permanent member and especially rotating President of the UNSC, Vietnam has brought interests to the bloc, while helping to consolidate relations between the UN and ASEAN, he said, noting that Vietnam has actively contributed to countries, particularly other ASEAN nations.

Vietnam won the election to become a non-permanent member of the UNSC for 2020-2021 after getting 192 votes out of the 193 members of the UN General Assembly.