General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong meets with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at UN headquarters.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong thanked the United Nations (UN) and its Secretary General for their valuable support to Vietnam in the past, in particular in dealing with the consequences of war, at a meeting with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the UN headquarters in New York City on July 10.
The Party chief said he is delighted to meet Mr. Ban at a significant time that coincides with the 70th anniversary of the UN’s establishment.
The UN General Secretary said the Vietnam-UN partnership is very much valued, as are Vietnam’s effective contributions to fulfilling the UN’s millennial development goals.
He praised Vietnam for its vanguard role in fulfilling the development goals and joining peacekeeping activities, reflecting its responsibility in common concerns of the world.
He wished that Vietnam would continue its positive part in performing the UN’s priority tasks this year, including initiatives and other programs in the future.
General Secretary Trong said that Vietnam is a responsible member of the international community, joining efforts with the UN for a world of peace and sustainable development, and added that Vietnam appreciates the UN peacekeeping mission and will continue engaging in the endeavor.
In their discussions on the East Sea, Mr. Ban said all disputes should be settled in line with international law, including the1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
The Party chief, in return, called upon the UN and the Secretary General to contribute to peace, stability, and maritime and aviation security and safety. He affirmed Vietnam’s firm stance on settling disputes by peaceful means in line with international law, including the 1982 UNCLOS.
On the same day General Secretary Trong and the high-ranking Vietnamese delegation visited a photo exhibition entitled “Vietnam-United Nations: Partnership for a Sustainable Future” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
The event was held by the Vietnamese delegation at the UN in collaboration with UN organizations in Vietnam, to celebrate cooperation between Vietnam and the UN over the past 40 years, from the early days of humanitarian aid, reconstruction, and reform to the millennium development goals and the current sustainable development goals.
Source: Vietnam News Agency
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