Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy has called on the international community to assist ASEAN in preventing risks of violence
and helping millions of people in Myanmar who are bearing the economic brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy (Photo: VNA)
He made the call while addressing the United Nations General Assembly’s informal meeting on Myanmar held on February 26 under the chair of its President Volkan Bozkir.
Quy underlined that the current developments in Myanmar are harmful to the stability, development and legitimate interests of its people.
He urged stakeholders to exert restraint, avoid escalating tensions and seek dialogues towards satisfying solutions which are in line with the Constitution and the law, as well as people’s aspiration and will.
The Vietnamese Ambassador also noted that the international community needs to support and create the best conditions for the democratic transition process in Myanmar, respect its independence and national sovereignty, and not interfere in countries’ interior affairs.
Safety, humanitarian access and essential services for Myanmar people, especially the vulnerable, are also needed to be ensured, he added.
The diplomat emphasised that Vietnam hopes Myanmar will soon become stable, for the sake of the country's development, as well as for peace, stability and cooperation in the region and the building of the ASEAN Community.
Vietnam supports the efforts and mediatory role of Special Envoy Burgener, he added, asking her to coordinate with ASEAN in stabilising the situation in Myanmar.
Regarding ASEAN’s role, Quy affirmed that ASEAN supports Myanmar’s efforts to bring peace, stability and the rule of law; foster harmony and reconciliation and ensure sustainable development.
He informed delegates on the ongoing endeavours of ASEAN in the issue, including the release of a statement by the Chair of ASEAN.
People must always be placed at the centre of all dialogues and trust-building measures in Myanmar, Quy stated.
The meeting was attended by UN Special Envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener and representatives of 50 members of the UN and eight regional organisations.
For her part, Burgener urged the international community to join hands in easing tensions in the Southeast Asian nation./.VNA