PM welcomes UN Under-Secretary-Generals

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc says Vietnam always treasures cooperation with the UN, adding that UN agencies' support over the past 4 decades has greatly contributed to Vietnam's construction and defense. Mr. Phuc made the remarks at a reception in Hanoi on Tuesday for Gyan Chandra Acharya, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States; Shamshad Akhta, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific; and Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for economic and social affairs.

Vietnam wants the UN to continue playing the central role in keeping global peace and security and assisting countries in successfully carrying out the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Vietnamese leader noted.

He stressed that Vietnam will remain an active and responsible member of the UN by increasing its engagement in the UN's peacekeeping operations and bringing into play its membership at UN agencies.

The Under-Secretary-Generals said Vietnam is a responsible UN member which has participated in all activities of the UN as well as the One UN initiative. The UN also highly values Vietnam's efforts to switch to sustainable development, respond to climate change, and realize the Millennium Development Goals.They said Vietnam's lessons are valuable experiences for other countries.

Source: VOV5