Vietnam supports disarmament effort

Assistant to Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu has affirmed Vietnam’s consistent policy of supporting all efforts to accelerate disarmament of weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapon, at a recent plenary session of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

The plenary session was part of the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council from Wednesday to Friday. Mr. Hieu said that Vietnam, a member of all key treaties on disarmament, has proposed numerous initiatives and contributed to promoting the Conference on Disarmament’s activities, particularly during the term Vietnam served the president of the Conference in 2019.

He said as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-21 tenure and ASEAN Chair in 2020, Vietnam will give priority to disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Vietnam stands ready to cooperate with Conference on Disarmament’s members and other partners for peace and security in the region and the world, the diplomat said.

Source: VOV5