Top leader’s message on Vietnam’s assumption of ASEAN, UNSC positions

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong has sent out a message on the occasion of Vietnam’s assumption of the roles of the ASEAN Chair 2020 and a non-permanent member of the UNSC for the 2020 – 2021 tenure. 

Top leader’s message on Vietnam’s assumption of ASEAN, UNSC positions hinh anh 1

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)

Following is a translation of his message:

 

“As the country is marking major anniversaries and great and important political events in 2020, the entire Party, people and army are striving to accomplish the 2016-2020 socio-economic development plan and the resolution adopted by the 12th National Party Congress, and to hold Party congresses at all levels towards the 13th National Party Congress. For the first time, Vietnam will serve as both the ASEAN Chair and a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council at the same time. 

With its central role in the evolving regional architecture, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is highly appreciated by countries in and outside the region that want to cooperate with it. After over four years of formation, the ASEAN Community – a common house of a population of 650 million – has been unceasingly developing in various areas, as well as strengthening and expanding connectivity within the bloc and with partners. 

On the global scale, over the three quarters of a century, with its key role as an agency holding the top responsibility for maintaining international peace and security of the United Nations, the largest international organisation with 193 member states, the UN Security Council has affirmed the central role of the UN in maintaining international peace and security. 

The determination to successfully undertake the roles of both the ASEAN Chair 2020 and a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure reflects the consistent realisation of the foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation and development; diversification and multilateralisation in foreign relations, and active and proactive global integration worked out by the 12th National Party Congress. 

It also reflects Vietnam’s aspiration to contribute to peace and development in the region and the world over as a responsible member of the international community, and makes important contributions to the maintenance of an environment of peace and stability, further taking advantage of the favourable conditions for national construction and defence, rapid and sustainable development, and raising the country’s international role and stature. 

Fully aware of that, Vietnam has set the theme of “Cohesive and Responsive” for the ASEAN Chair Year 2020 and “Vietnam: Trustworthy partner for sustainable pace” when it shoulders the heavy responsibility of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure. 

With such themes at the two most important forums in the region and the world, together with member countries and partners, Vietnam will focus on the following major orientations:

Firstly, upholding the common interests of the region and the international community, which are peace, cooperation and development. Consistent to the teaching by late President Ho Chi Minh that successes are made on the basis of commonness, the initiatives and priorities put forth by Vietnam at the ASEAN and the UN Security Council reflect the common interests of all the member countries, including Vietnam, and ensure the harmony with the interests of the regional and international partners.

Secondly, promoting the role of multilateralisation, the UN Charter and fundamental principles of international law for a world of peace, equality and betterment. Particularly, on this occasion, enhancing the efficiency of cooperation and comprehensive partnership between the ASEAN and the UN, for the common interests of the ASEAN member states and the international community.

Thirdly, proactively and actively contributing to the settlement of the common regional and global challenges, especially the issues that directly affect the interests of the countries and the region such as peace, security, stability, sustainable development, climate change, rising sea level, post-war consequences settlement, and post-conflict reconstruction.

This is a great honour and, at the same time, also a tough responsibility and a major difficulty and challenge that require the involvement of the whole political system, the Party, the people and the army, along with the support and assistance from friends and the international community. The ministries, central authorities and sectors and the localities nationwide should clearly take this as one of the most important political missions of the Party and the State in 2020. It is necessary to ensure the close and harmonious coordination in the political system, especially among the direct external affairs authorities, to successfully fulfill all the tasks and targets set.

With the country’s new position and power after nearly 35 years of Doi Moi (renewal), and the solidarity and unity of the entire Party, people and army, as well as the valuable assistance and effective cooperation from the ASEAN countries, friends and international community, we firmly believe that Vietnam will successfully shoulder the roles of the ASEAN Chair 2020 and a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure, thus making important contributions to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world over.”/. VNA

 
 

Other News

.
Vietnamese Vice President pays official visit to Greece
Vietnamese Vice President pays official visit to Greece
POLITICSicon  02/11/2021 

Vietnamese Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan paid an official visit to Greece at the invitation of Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou from October 31 – November 2.

PM calls on nations to make commitments to reduce greenhouse emissions
PM calls on nations to make commitments to reduce greenhouse emissions
POLITICSicon  02/11/2021 

PM Pham Minh Chinh has called on countries to make strong commitments to reduce greenhouse emissions on the basis of common responsibility that suit their conditions and capacity.

PM meets with Australian counterpart, EC President on sidelines of COP26
PM meets with Australian counterpart, EC President on sidelines of COP26
POLITICSicon  02/11/2021 

PM Pham Minh Chinh had bilateral meetings with Australian Prime Minister and President of the European Commission on the sidelines of the COP26 in the UK on November 1 (local time).

PM Pham Minh Chinh hosts business, university leaders in UK
PM Pham Minh Chinh hosts business, university leaders in UK
POLITICSicon  01/11/2021 

PM Pham Minh Chinh hosted leaders of ten foreign corporations and leading British universities in Edinburg, Scotland, on October 31 (local time), as part of his visit to the UK for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

PM witnesses signing of 26 cooperation deals between Vietnam, UK
PM witnesses signing of 26 cooperation deals between Vietnam, UK
POLITICSicon  01/11/2021 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended and witnessed a ceremony to sign 26 cooperation agreements between ministries, sectors and businesses of Vietnam and the United Kingdom (UK) on October 31 (London time)

PM Pham Minh Chinh's trip to Europe and Vietnam’s responsibility for global issues
PM Pham Minh Chinh's trip to Europe and Vietnam’s responsibility for global issues
FEATUREicon  01/11/2021 

Attendance at COP26 has been a good opportunity for Vietnam to express its views on climate change, and to affirm its determination to contribute responsibly to global efforts.

PM starts trip for COP26, visit to UK
PM starts trip for COP26, visit to UK
POLITICSicon  31/10/2021 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh landed at Prestwick airport on October 31 morning (local time), starting his trip for COP26 and a working visit to the UK at the invitation of his counterpart Boris Johnson.

PM leaves on Europe tour
PM leaves on Europe tour
POLITICSicon  31/10/2021 

PM Pham Minh Chinh left Hanoi October 31 for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, and for visits to the UK and France from October 31-November 5, at the invitation of his British and French counterparts Boris Johnson and Jean Castex.

New rules for Party members set up to enhance Party discipline
New rules for Party members set up to enhance Party discipline
POLITICSicon  29/10/2021 

On behalf of the Party Central Committee, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has signed off Regulation No. 37-QD/TW on the “things that Party members must not do”.

Vietnam, Cambodia further coordination in building shared border of peace, development
Vietnam, Cambodia further coordination in building shared border of peace, development
POLITICSicon  29/10/2021 

Vietnam and Cambodia will continue their close coordination to effectively implement legal documents regarding the land border to ensure a shared borderline of friendship, peace, stability, cooperation and sustainable development.

President addresses online high-level debate on UN-AU cooperation
President addresses online high-level debate on UN-AU cooperation
POLITICSicon  29/10/2021 

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the virtual high-level open debate on cooperation between the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) on October 28, 

PM Pham Minh Chinh to attend COP 26, visit UK, France
PM Pham Minh Chinh to attend COP 26, visit UK, France
POLITICSicon  28/10/2021 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh will lead a Vietnamese delegation to the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 26) to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in early November.

PM attends 16th East Asia Summit
PM attends 16th East Asia Summit
POLITICSicon  28/10/2021 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on October 27 evening attended the 16th East Asia Summit (EAS).

Permanent Court of Arbitration sets up rep. office in Vietnam
Permanent Court of Arbitration sets up rep. office in Vietnam
POLITICSicon  28/10/2021 

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has decided to establish its representative office in Vietnam under an agreement signed with the Vietnamese Government in Hanoi on October 27.

PM proposes establishment of regional social security network
PM proposes establishment of regional social security network
POLITICSicon  27/10/2021 

Also in the framework of the 38th and 39th ASEAN summits and related summits, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended the ASEAN+3 summit, which includes ASEAN, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

PM attends five conferences on first day of 38th, 39th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits
PM attends five conferences on first day of 38th, 39th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits
POLITICSicon  27/10/2021 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended five conferences on October 26, the first working day of the 8th and 39th ASEAN Summits and related Summits from October 26-28.

Vice President meets acting Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of Bulgaria
Vice President meets acting Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of Bulgaria
POLITICSicon  27/10/2021 

Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan met with Bulgaria's caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Yanev and Minister of Foreign Affairs Svetlan Stoev in Sofia on October 26, during her ongoing official visit to the European nation.

Vietnamese PM proposes two key tasks of ASEAN at bloc’s 38th summit
Vietnamese PM proposes two key tasks of ASEAN at bloc’s 38th summit
POLITICSicon  26/10/2021 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh proposed two key tasks that ASEAN should focus on doing in the time to come during the ongoing 38th ASEAN Summit on October 26.

Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan meets Bulgarian leaders
Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan meets Bulgarian leaders
POLITICSicon  26/10/2021 

Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan on October 26 met with Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev and held talks with Vice President Iliana Iotova as part of her official visit to the European country from October 25-27.

Vietnam, UK agree on early mutual recognition of “vaccine passport”
Vietnam, UK agree on early mutual recognition of “vaccine passport”
POLITICSicon  26/10/2021 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his UK counterpart Boris Johnson agreed that Vietnam and the UK will recognise each other's “vaccine passports” early during their online talks on October 26.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN