State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc during the discussion session on April 19.  Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Vietnam gives prominence to ASEAN in the East Sea and Myanmar issue


State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired the high-level open discussion session of the Security Council, promoting cooperation between regional organizations and the United Nations.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc today presided over the UN Security Council’s High-Level Open Discussion session on the topic “Strengthening cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations to promote confidence building and dialogue in conflict prevention and resolution “in the form of a combination of online and direct in Hanoi, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This is the first time that senior leaders of Vietnam have chaired an important activity within the framework of the Security Council. The session was attended by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, former General Secretary of Ban Ki-mun, senior leaders and representatives of 15 member states of the Security Council and 5 typical regional organizations.

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc during the discussion session on April 19. Image: Foreign Office.

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasized the importance of trust and dialogue in international relations, and highly appreciated cooperation efforts between regional organizations and the United Nations in conflict prevention and settlement.

The President stated important achievements of ASEAN in building a cohesive and proactive community, promoting cooperation and dialogue with the United Nations and related partners, as well as ASEAN’s efforts to promote dialogue and build trust in resolving regional issues, including the East Sea and Myanmar.

“ASEAN is working with China to negotiate the development of a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC) to contribute to maintaining maritime peace, stability, security and safety in the South China Sea. the central role in finding satisfactory solutions to help Myanmar soon stabilize the situation through dialogue and reconciliation, “said the President.

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc presided over the adoption of a Statement of Chairman of the Security Council proposed by Vietnam to affirm the cohesion between the United Nations, the Security Council and regional organizations in preventing, conflict resolution.

As one of the six main agencies of the United Nations, the Security Council was established to maintain international peace and security. The Security Council has 15 members, of which 5 are permanent members and 10 are elected for a two-year term.

Vietnam used to be a non-permanent member of the Security Council for the term of 2008-2009 and assumed the role of chairman of the Security Council in July 2008 and October 2009. On June 7, 2019, Vietnam was elected for the second time as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, to assume a term of 2020-2021 with a number of votes of 192/193.

The position of Chairman of the Security Council is rotated among 15 member countries in alphabetical order, each country undertakes the Chairmanship position twice in a term.

Vu Anh

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