Vietnam expected to further contribute to world peace and security

Friday, 2019-06-07 18:20:00
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UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Kamal Malhotra
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NDO – UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Kamal Malhotra has applauded cooperation between the UN and Vietnam over the past 40 years, while expressing his belief that Vietnam will continue to show its active role in promoting peace in the region and all over the world.

During his recent interview granted to Nhan Dan newspaper, Malhotra emphasised that Vietnam has effectively utilised the UN’s support in addressing war aftermaths, escaping the group of low-income nations to become a middle-income country, and accelerating administrative reforms and integration, including the field of international justice.

Remarking on Vietnam’s outstanding contributions to the international community, he said Vietnam is a country with strong and consistent support for multilateral relationships and mechanisms, in the current context that expanding and stepping up multilateral relations is a crucial policy highly appreciated by the international community.

Vietnam has actively participated in the UN peacekeeping operations by deploying 63 officers to the level-2 field hospital in South Sudan last October, the UN official stated.

He added that during its two-year tenure serving as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (2008-2009), Vietnam contributed actively to discussing and adopting the Council’s resolutions, including some historic ones related to issues involving women, peace and security. Malhotra voiced his strong belief that Vietnam’s efforts to promoting regional and global peace and stability would continue to be further strengthened in the future.

Following its successful assumption of the role as a non-permanent member of the UN Security for 2008-2009, Vietnam has continued to be nominated by the group of Asia-Pacific countries as their only representative to run for the 2020-2021 term.

Commenting on such trust and expectation, Malhotra stressed that Vietnam is obviously a reliable and “heavyweight” candidate for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council, 2020-2021 tenure.

Vietnam will shoulder heavy tasks in the time ahead as it is going to take over the role as the ASEAN Chair 2020, he said, stating that Vietnam needs to demonstrate its role and capabilities in both regional and international levels.

The UN official expected that when joining the UN Security Council, Vietnam will continue to play an active role in the Council’s agenda, including the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. As the host country of the second DPRK-USA Summit, Vietnam will provide active support and contribution as the UN Security Council considers these issues. In addition, Vietnam can also share its experience in recovering from wars, strengthening peace and developing the country, Malhotra noted.