Vietnam Pledges to Join Efforts in Seeking Solutions to Global Challenges

Vietnam will actively join and contribute to promoting the common agenda of the international community, as well as seek solutions to global challenges.

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Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang (R) and President of the UNGA's 77th session Csaba Kőrösi (Photo: baochinhphu.vn)
Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang (R) and President of the UNGA’s 77th session Csaba Kőrösi. Photo: baochinhphu.vn

Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, held a working session with President of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Csaba Kőrösi on August 19 to discuss UNGA’s working priorities as well as Vietnam’s issues of concern, VietnamPlus reported.

Giang affirmed that Vietnam will actively join and contribute to promoting the common agenda of the international community, as well as seek solutions to global challenges.

He shared Vietnam’s interest in stepping up the fulfillment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, coping with climate change, preventing and responding to epidemics, promoting gender equality and the role of women and youths, upholding and promoting respect of international law, and dealing with regional and global issues of shared concern.

President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc with officers and doctors of Level-2 Field Hospitals Rotations 4 and the Engineering Unit Rotation 1 before they departed for Abyei and South Sudan in April.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc with officers and doctors of Level-2 Field Hospitals Rotations 4 and the Engineering Unit Rotation 1 before they departed for Abyei and South Sudan in April. Photo: VNA

Vietnam will continue contributing to the international community’s efforts regarding peace and security, promoting the UN peacekeeping activities and important processes suggested by the UN Secretary General in “Our Common Agenda” report together with other UN member states, he said.

Kőrösi said major priorities during his tenure will be hastening the settlement of conflicts by peaceful means, upholding multilateralism, highlighting the UN’s role, strengthening solidarity among UN member states, promoting sustainable development, climate change response, sci-tech application, and ensuring human rights.

On the occasion, he congratulated Vietnam on being elected as one of the Vice Presidents of the UNGA’s 77th session.

He also said he wishes to work closely with Vietnam.

The UNGA on June 7 unanimously elected Vietnam as one of the Vice Presidents of the 77th session to represent the Asia-Pacific region, VOV said.

Vietnam Pledges to Join Efforts in Seeking Solutions to Global Challenges
The UNGA on June 7 unanimously elected Vietnam as one of the Vice Presidents of the 77th session to represent the Asia-Pacific region. Photo: VNA

The country will perform its responsibility within one year from September 13.

At a meeting on June 7 (New York time), the UN General Assembly also elected Ambassador Csaba Korosi from Hungary as the 77th President of the UN General Assembly, replacing Abdulla Shahid, Maldivian, President of the 76th UN General Assembly.

Other countries elected as Vice Presidents of the 77th UN General Assembly are Benin, Burundi, Kenya, Mauritania, Niger, Zimbabwe (Africa), Malaysia, Nepal, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan (Asia-Pacific), Chile, El Salvador, Jamaica (Latin America), Estonia (Eatern Europe), Israel, Australia (Western Europe and others)./.

The UN General Assembly is one of the six main organs of the UN and the only one of the UN with representatives from all the 193 member states. It has broad authority in the fields of political, economic, cultural and social cooperation; has the right to discuss and make recommendations on matters falling within the scope of the Charter or any matter within the competence of the organs of the UN, for the purpose of promoting international cooperation on a global scale.

During its 45-year membership of the UN, Vietnam has shouldered many great responsibilities and made many substantial and effective contributions to the largest multilateral organisation on the planet.

With its proper multilateral foreign policy, in which the UN is the focus, Vietnam – in its new position, will continue to make more contributions to the UN’s lofty goals – settling conflicts and maintaining peace and stability for people globally.

Rosy Huong