Vietnam backs UN Secretary General’s efforts to ensure international peace
Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese
mission to the United Nations, on May 21 chaired the first online informal
meeting between ambassadors of the 10 non-permanent member countries
of the United Nations Security Council (E10) and UN
Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
A meeting of the UN Security Council in New York
The ambassadors and Guterres exchanged views on
matters regarding the agenda of the UN Security Council (UNSC), covering the
fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guterres said the UN and its Peacekeeping Operations
(PKO) have shifted priorities towards helping countries cope with the
pandemic, with specific activities.
Many countries and parties have responded to his
call for global unconditional ceasefire, he said, adding that, however, some
conflicts still develop complicatedly.
He highlighted the E10’s significant role in pushing
ahead with specific measures in order to maintain international peace and
security, and cited pragmatic and diverse initiatives proposed by the
countries when they hold the UNSC monthly presidency.
The countries lauded efforts of the UN Secretariat
and Guterres to help countries cope with the pandemic.
The ambassadors said many of the UN Chief’s
proposals and initiatives are practical, contributing to coordinating
international cooperation, improving public awareness of pandemic impacts,
and mobilising resources, especially for the areas hardest hit by the
epidemic, thus supporting millions of people who are experiencing the
For his part, Quy affirmed that Vietnam, together
with the E10 and other UNSC member countries will back the UN Secretary
General’s efforts to maintain international peace and security, cope with
the pandemic and promote sustainable development.
Vietnam is holding the position as coordinator of
the E10 in May./.