VN Strives to Best Fulfill UNSC Presidency Role in April

11:33:48 AM | 4/2/2021

Viet Nam will strive to successfully fulfill its role as the United Nations Security Council President in April, significantly contributing to realizing the foreign policy adopted at the 13th National Party Congress.

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh stressed the point in his latest article released on the occasion of Viet Nam assuming the rotating UNSC Presidency for the second time during the 2020-2021 tenure.

This is the first multilateral diplomatic mission Viet Nam has taken on since the 13th National Party Congress which mapped out vision and major policy orientations for national development in the new period, Minh wrote.

As the UNSC President, Viet Nam is set to organize and chair around 30 UNSC meetings and represent the UNSC in the relations with non-UNSC member states, UN agencies, international organizations, and the press in an active, proactive, and responsible manner, aiming to concurrently ensure objectivity and transparency, flexibly and harmoniously deal with and balance countries’ interest in discussed issues, while enhancing cooperation and consensus in the UNSC.
The Southeast Asian country will promote the priorities and hallmark events that match its commitment to fostering “partnership for sustainable peace” during its membership.

From that perspective, Viet Nam will seek satisfactory and sustainable solutions to conflicts, promote dialogue, resolve disputes by peaceful means, foster the role of regional organizations, put people at the center, and promote humane policies towards vulnerable groups.

According to Deputy PM, FM Minh, one of the focal events is a high-level open debate slated for April 19 on strengthening cooperation between the UN and regional organizations in promoting trust and dialogue in conflict prevention and settlement.

This is the continuation of Viet Nam’s priority of fostering the role of regional organizations and also an occasion for the country to join other states to share experience and propose solutions to tighten links between the UN and regional organizations in handling global challenges as well as preventing and solving conflicts in certain regions – an extremely practical topic that matches both Viet Nam’s interest and the expectations of the international community.

Viet Nam will also organize a ministerial meeting (on April 8) on settling bomb and landmine consequences and maintaining sustainable peace.

As a country hit hard by war-left bomb, landmine, and explosive consequences, Viet Nam will share experience and attract the UNSC’s attention to this issue.

A ministerial-level open debate on the protection of facilities essential to people’s life in armed conflicts will take place on April 27. Protecting civilians in armed conflicts, especially the facilities essential to their life like food production and distribution facilities, water and power supply facilities, and hospitals, is an issue frequently discussed at the UNSC and many other multilateral mechanisms and forums.

Source: VGP