Viet Nam advocates central role of UN in global governance system
VGP - Viet Nam strongly commits to promoting multilateralism and a world order based on the UN Charter and international law, and supporting the central role of the UN in the global governance system.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh made that above statement in his meeting with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed in New York, the U.S. on May 16 on the occasion of his working visit to the U.S. and the UN.
The PM expressed gratitude to the UN for its contributions and assistance to Viet Nam over the last 45 years, conveying an invitation to the UN Secretary-General and leaders to pay a visit to Viet Nam this year.
Viet Nam supports stronger relations between the UN, parliaments of the UN member countries, and the Inter-Parliamentary Union so to gain the backing of the legislative channel for the UN agenda, he said.
The country is carrying out three strategic breakthroughs, striving to become a high-income nation by 2045, the PM said, expressing his hope that the UN will coordinate with and support Viet Nam to achieve the goal, as well as provide assistance for the implementation of the National Digital Transformation Program to 2025, with a vision to 2030.
Regarding the COVID-19 fight, he asked the UN to continue helping developing nations in combating the pandemic, ensuring social security, policy consultancy and recovery in a greener, more sustainable and resilient manner.
The Southeast Asian nation is determined to realizing its commitments at the COP26, Pham asserted, suggesting the UN support the country in establishing partnership in energy conversion with G7 nations and building a climate finance strategy to mobilize resources from international development partners.
In addition, he recommend the UN continue assisting Viet Nam in completing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including ones in such fields as gender equality, clean energy, economic growth and sustainable employment.
The country has sent its officials to join the UN peace-keeping activities, the PM highlighted, suggesting the UN continue strengthening its assistance for Viet Nam in this sector as well as helping the nation to overcome the war consequences.
Regarding international and regional issues, Pham lauded on the ASEAN-UN relations, recommending the UN back the central role of ASEAN in settling regional issues, including the maintenance of peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea.
He stressed the need to peacefully deal with disputes on the basis of international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and back Myanmar to stabilize its situation via dialogues and reconciliation, ensuring safety for local people and humanitarian aid access.
On the Ukraine issue, Pham reiterated the viewpoint of using dialogues and negotiations to seek for long-term peaceful solutions in accordance with principles of international law and the UN Charter, respecting and taking into account the legitimate interests of the involved parties.
Viet Nam has decided to donate US$500,000 for humanitarian activities in Ukraine, Pham said, adding that the country stands ready to make contributions to diplomatic processes, negotiations and dialogues as well as reconstruction and recovery efforts in Ukraine.
For her side, Amina Mohammed affirmed that Viet Nam is am important partner and a friend of the UN, expressing her hope that both sides will continue promoting their relations more comprehensively and effectively.
She spoke highly of active and responsible contributions of Viet Nam to the UN, especially as the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council during the 2020-2021 tenure.
The UN will continue supporting development priorities of Viet Nam in a greener, more sustainable and resilient manner, she underscored.
She shared the viewpoints of Viet Nam in international and regional issues, including the East Sea issue, expecting that ASEAN-UN partnership will be further strengthened, for peace, security and prosperity in the region and the world.