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Vietnam becomes Vice President of UN General Assembly

Vietnam has been elected as one of the Vice Presidents of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s 77th session, representing the Asia-Pacific region.

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.

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.

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).

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 maintenaning peace and stability for all the people of the world./.


Vietnamese delegation active at 20th Shangri-La Dialogue

Vietnamese delegation active at 20th Shangri-La Dialogue

The Vietnamese delegation to the 20th Shangri-La Dialogue, led by Deputy Minister of Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien, attended plenary sessions, the official banquet and bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the event, which took place in Singapore from June 2-4.