Vietnam attends UN First Committee’s debate on conventional weapons
All illegal activities related to the production, transfer, and circulation of conventional weapons harm collective security efforts and the building of prosperous societies, said Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Permanent Vietnam Mission to the UN.
Mr. Quy made the statement at the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security's debate on conventional weapons within the framework of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.
ASEAN reaffirms its sovereign right over the ownership, production, export, and import of conventional arms and spare parts for national protection and security purposes, he stated. He acknowledged the UN's role and efforts, stressing the need to continue reforming the UN's disarmament system and fostering regional and international cooperation. He said ASEAN does its best to address conventional weapon issues through such mechanisms as the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Trans-national Crime and the ASEAN National Police.