Vietnam supports the United Nations (UN) three-point peace plan for Yemen, said Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese Mission to the UN, at an online meeting of the UN Security Council on May 14.
Peace and self-defence form the basic features of Vietnam’s defence policy, which remains updated since the previous edition issued in 2009, according to Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh.
A wide range of activities will be held to celebrate 20 years since Hanoi was recognised as a “City for peace” by UNESCO (July 16, 1999).
Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc had separate meetings with Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, and Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong on the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok on June 22.
Troops waged fierce assaults on rebels around Syria on Thursday, as top Russian and US diplomats failed in talks with the UN peace envoy to reach any "sensational decisions" on ending the conflict.