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Vietnam, a reliable partner for sustainable peace

Vietnam has won the election to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for 2020-2021 with a record high number of 192 votes out of the 193 member countries and territories of the UN General Assembly. This election result proves that after over 30 years of reforms and international integration, the prestige, role and position of Vietnam within the framework of the UN and on the global arena have been increasing.
Following the country's UNSC non-permanent membership win, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong sent a message to thank the international community for recognizing the role and contributions of Vietnam in regional and international works and affirm that "Vietnam will spare no effort to fulfill the mission of a non-permanent member of the UNSC, deserving to be a reliable partner for sustainable peace."

Vietnam's election to the UNSC for the second time reaffirmed the country's determination in the implementation of foreign policy of peace, independence, cooperation and development. It is the highest manifestation of the country's foreign policy of multilateralization, diversification, and active and responsible participation in international forums and organizations, the leader said.


On June 7 (Vietnam time), Vietnam officially won the election to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021
with a record high number of 192 votes out of 193 member countries and territories. Photo: VNA


Announcing the election result for Vietnam. Photo: VNA 


President of the UN General Assembly for the 73rd session Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces(left) announces the election result for Vietnam.
Photo: VNA


Vietnamese delegates are happy with the high rate of positive votes. Photo: VNA 


Head of Vietnamese delegation, Foreign Deputy Minister Le Hoai Trung (right) with representatives of the four countries winning the election in New York on June 7.
Photo: Xinhua / VNA


Foreign Deputy Minister Le Hoai Trung receives congratulations from diplomatic representatives of other countries after the election.
Photo: Xinhua / VNA


Foreign Deputy Minister Le Hoai Trung speaks to the press. Photo: VNA

According to UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Kamal Malhotra, with the election to the UNSC, Vietnam will have more opportunities to prove its ability and play an important role in regional and global events.

As leader of the UN in Vietnam, Malhotra reiterated his commitment to continuing to accompany Vietnam in its new role and responsibility as a non-permanent member of the UNSC for the 2020-2021 tenure.
"We are so proud as Vietnam was elected to the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2012 tenure with a high rate of positive votes. This shows the proper guidelines on the foreign policy set by  the 12th National Party Congress Resolution and the Party Secretariat Directive No. 25 CT/TW of August 8, 2018, on enhancing  the multilateral diplomatic work, under which Vietnam will 'proactively integrate into and promote the country's role in multilateral mechanisms, especially ASEAN and the UN,' contributing to maintaining peace and stability for national development while acting as a responsible member to build a world of peace, equality, democracy and progress..."
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc 

Vietnam served as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2008-2009 tenure.

During the tenure, apart from fully participating in 1,500 meetings of the UN Security Council, Vietnam actively got involved in all matters and in all stages of work in the council, through making speeches, joining in negotiations, contributing to the drafting of resolutions and documents, and serving as chair and vice chair of some subcommittees of the council. 

As a representative of Asia, Vietnam pushed the peaceful settlement of regional issues as well as well matters in other regions like Africa and the Middle East.

At present, Vietnam is participating in UN peacekeeping forces, sending for the first time 63 officers in a level-two field hospital to South Sudan while making strong commitment to get more involved in peacekeeping activities.

Vietnam becomes a non-permanent member of the UNSC at the same time with assuming the rotary chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2020. This shows the country's active and responsible contributions to peace and security in the region and the world as well as its increasing role in the international arena.

Vietnam has successfully organized major international events, including the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018 (WEF ASEAN 2018),
In the photo: Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, WEF Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab
and heads of delegations at the plenary session of WEF ASEAN 2018 in Hanoi on September 12, 2018. Photo: Tri Dung / VNA 


Delegates to the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Da Nang in November 2017. Photo: Nhan Sang / VNA


National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan with delegates at the opening ceremony of the 14th assembly of the 
Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) in Hanoi on September 19, 2018. Photo: VNA



The second DPRK-USA Summit in Hanoi in February attracted over 2,600 reporters from 218 news agencies of 40 countries and territories.
In the photo: US President Donald Trump and DPRK Chairman Kim Jong-un in their meeting on the second day of the summit. Photo: AFP / VNA 


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the first plenary session of the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in Brussels on November 19, 2018.
Photo: Thong Nhat / VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc with heads of delegations at the expanded G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Canada on June 9, 2018.
Photo: Thong Nhat / VNA  



Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and delegates at the opening ceremomy of the 16th UN Day of Vesak 2019 in Ha Nam province.
Photo: Thong Nhat / VNA



National Assembly's External Affairs Committee Chairman Nguyen Van Giau meets military doctors of Level-2 field hospital before their journey to South Sudan
for international peacekeeping mission. Photo: Thanh Vu / VNA

 
"It is highly significant that Vietnam was chosen as a non-permanent member of the United National Security Council for 2020-2021. Vietnam has shown that it is a major player in international trade and diplomacy as well as regional security in Southeast Asia. Vietnam can contribute in notable ways in areas of public health, combating infectious disease, promoting maritime security, anti-piracy, as well as preventing illegal fishing and human trafficking..."
Hunter Marston, former senior research assistant
Brookings Institution, USA
 
Vietnam's non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for 2020-2021 is an opportunity for the country to promote the image of a peace loving country which makes active and effective contributions to the common fight for peace, national independence, prosperity, democracy and social advancement in the world. It is also a favorable condition for the country to further build an attractive and safe investment and business environment in the region and the world.

Becoming the UNSC non-permanent member for 2020-2021 is an important milestone in Vietnam's implementation of the 12th National Party Congress Resolution which guides the multilateral diplomatic work to "proactively integrate into and promote the country's role in multilateral mechanisms, especially ASEAN and the UN", and the Party Secretariat Directive No. 25 CT/TW dated August 8, 2018 which asks the multilateral diplomatic work to "strive to play a leading or mediatory role in multilateral organizations and forums having strategic importance to the country."

Story: VNP Photos: VNA, Xinhua, AFP 
 
 
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