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Vietnam fulfills its term as non-permanent member of UNSC

Vietnam has completed all the goals set out in the 2020-2021 term with the cooperation of colleagues from other member countries of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy has said.

He made the statement at a ceremony to mark the end of the term of five non-permanent members of the UNSC for 2020-2021 which took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the US, on December 31. These five countries include Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincents & the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam.

Quy also said that Vietnam's participation in the UNSC is to promote and be based on its objectivity, transparency and unity as well as the legitimate interests of relevant parties.

The Vietnamese diplomat affirmed that to fulfill its pledge to promote compliance with the UN Charter and multilateralism, Vietnam has always upheld these contents in all activities of the UNSC. Vietnam has striven to push up a people-centred approach in seeking sustainable and reasonable solutions to settle disputes via peaceful measures and to address global concerns, as well as promoting humanitarian policy towards vulnerable groups.

The highlight of these efforts is the fact that Vietnam has proposed the UNSC to adopt the UNSC President's Statement on "Upholding the UN Charter in the maintenance of international peace and security", the Resolution on "Protecting the essential infrastructure to people's lives", and many other documents and activities, he said.

The representative of Vietnam thanked the valuable trust and support of UN member countries as well as the effective cooperation and coordination from members of the UNSC in the 2020-2021 term. He also sent his best wishes to the five countries that are about to take up the position of non-permanent members of the UNSC, expressing his belief that these nations will contribute and further promote the council's affairs.

Participants at the event informed about their achievements and contributions to the UNSC in the past two years, and expressed their gratitude for the support of the UN member countries as well as the coordination of the member countries of the UNSC./.