Vietnam well prepared for non-permanent seat at UNSC: Indonesian ambassador

Indonesian Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani has spoken highly of Vietnam’s preparation to run for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council (UNSC).

A session of the UN Security Council in New York


Indonesian PermanentRepresentative to the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani has spoken highly ofVietnam’s preparation to run for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council(UNSC).

Duringan interview granted to correspondents of the Vietnam News Agency, the diplomatalso shared his country’s experience in undertaking the role as thenon-permanent member of the UNSC, and pointed to challenges that will faceVietnam in the work.

Asession of the UN General Assembly will hold a vote on June 7 for five non-permanentmember positions of the UNSC, including one for the group of Asian-Pacific nations- which Vietnam is representing.

Dian said Vietnam has well prepared in recent months, predicting that thecountry will not face any problem in the upcoming vote.

Memberstates of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have also greatly supportedVietnam because the bloc also wants its member countries to be present in the council.

IfVietnam wins the election, it will have only six months to get a thorough graspof procedures and regulations of the council in order to well assume itsposition in the next two years, he said, stressing that careful preparation forthis is very important and necessary.

He expressed his belief that if Vietnam is elected, it would do well itsresponsibilities at the UN Security Council.

The diplomat emphasized that Vietnam will contribute greatly to the council becauseit is very reliable, and works on principles.

Vietnam has sent personnel to UN peacekeeping forces and there are many otherareas in which the country can contribute when becoming a non-permanent memberof the Security Council, he noted.

As Indonesia was the rotary president of the UN Security Council in May, theambassador also shared experiences in coordinating cooperation with othermembers of the council which have different viewpoints, especially the five permanentmembers, to maintain unity within the organisation.-VNA

 
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