UN Resident Coordinator Kamal Malhotra praised Vietnam’s efforts and strong measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community, saying that the UN has shared Vietnam’s experience with other countries worldwide.
|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives UN Resident Coordinator Kamal Malhotra in Hanoi on Monday. —VNA/VNS Photo Thong Nhat|
He made the remarks during a meeting with Vietnamese Government leader Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on Monday.
Malholtra said UN organisations in Vietnam will always accompany the country in the fight against the epidemic by providing technological and technical assistance to help the country in evaluating the disease, which would serve to minimise its impacts on socio-economic development.
For his part, PM Phuc said Vietnam highly evaluated efforts and contributions made by UN organisations and in providing policy consultancy and technical assistance for the country’s recent development.
PM Phuc applauded effective cooperation of the UN with Vietnam amid the global spread of the acute respiratory disease caused by novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and affirmed the Vietnamese Government’s determination to effectively cope with the epidemic.
Vietnam is making every effort to not only successfully fight the disease but also complete its set socio-economic development targets, PM Phuc stressed.
Foreign policy-wise, Vietnam has been performing its role as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) well, especially the presidency of the UNSC, the Vietnamese Government leader said.
PM Phuc noted that in its capacity as President of the UNSC in January, Vietnam successfully organised a discussion on the UN Charter, which highlighted multilateralism, the role of the charter, the UN and international law.
The UN official concurred and noted that Vietnam has actively participated in the council’s activities with its foreign policy of independence and self-reliance based on the constructive and responsible principle for common interests, peace and stability in regions, he said.
Vietnam excellently completed its role as President of the UNSC in January, he said, adding the UN agencies are actively coordinating with Vietnamese relevant partners to help Vietnam organise international events on women, peace and security in August. — VNS
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