Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosts UN representatives in Viet Nam

Update: 07:00 | 22/10/2021
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on October 21 hosted a reception for Kidong Park, UN Resident Coordinator and interim, and chief representatives of UN organisations in Viet Nam on the occasion of the UN’s upcoming founding anniversary (October 24, 1945-2021).
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosts UN representatives in Viet Nam
Kidong Park, UN Resident Coordinator and interim, and chief representatives of UN organisations in Viet Nam at the event. (Photo: VNA)

At the event, Chinh stated Viet Nam highly values the UN's achievements since its establishment. The UN continues to play a very important role in preventing conflicts, upholding international law, promoting sustainable development and climate change response, and protecting human rights, he added.

The PM emphasised that Viet Nam always treasures the UN’s valuable assistance for the country over the past four decades. At this difficult time of the country's current fight against COVID-19, the UN’s aid has come in forms of medical equipment and supplies, professional and policy advice on pandemic prevention and control, socio-economic recovery and development, with a commitment to supplying Viet Nam with 38.9 million doses of vaccines this year through the COVAX Facility.

He suggested that the UN organisations boost the COVAX Facility’s vaccine support for Viet Nam, promote vaccine production research and cooperation in the country, and provide medical supplies and assist Viet Nam in accessing treatment drugs.

Chinh also asked the UN to offer resources and policy consultancy to help Viet Nam safely and flexibly adapt to and effectively control the epidemic; promote socio-economic recovery and development post-pandemic, transform its economic model, and ensure social security.

The Government leader affirmed that strengthening cooperation with and participation in the UN is a priority in the nation’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralisation of relations, and proactive, comprehensive, extensive and effective international integration.

Viet Nam has been always an active member of the UN, contributing to the organisation’s joint efforts in response to global challenges, peace promotion, and sustainable development, Chinh said.

The Prime Minister asked the UN to support Viet Nam in carrying out key tasks and strategic breakthroughs set out by the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Viet Nam.

Congratulating Viet Nam on controlling the fourth wave of COVID-19, the participating UN representatives expressed their impressions of the nation's all-people approach to the pandemic fight and its treatment of COVID-19 patients.

They said they welcome the Vietnamese Government's resolution on recovery and safe adaptation to the pandemic, adding that the UN will continue to accompany and support the country in economic recovery and development.

They also appreciated the nation’s role, position and active participation in the UN Security Council and other UN mechanisms and forums, thereby contributing to consolidating and promoting peace, stability, cooperation, and development in the region and the world.

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(Source: VNA)