Speaking at a meeting on October 7 of the Sixth Committee of the 77th UN General Assembly on promoting the rule of law at national and international levels, Ambassador Giang emphasized that in the context of many complicated conflicts taking place in the world, international law and the basic principles of the UN Charter are the basic foundation of the international system.

He called on countries to respect the principle of peaceful settlement of international disputes and uphold the role of international arbitration bodies in peaceful settlement of disputes, as well as promoting the rule of law at the international level.

Vietnam is committed to promoting the rule of law at both national and international levels, said the diplomat.

According to the Ambassador, it is necessary to promote the rule of law in different regions and Vietnam is making efforts along with other ASEAN countries to build a peaceful, stable and prosperous Southeast Asia.

He expressed Vietnam’s concern about recent complicated developments in the South China Sea known as the East Sea locally, saying these actions reduce trust among countries, increase tensions and affect peace, security and stability in the region.

The Ambassador requested that all parties concerned abide by international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and fully respect diplomatic and legal processes.

The Sixth Committee (legal) is one of the six main bodies of the United Nations General Assembly that consists of representatives of all 193 UN member states. It is tasked with reviewing, discussing and contributing to the progressive development of international law.