|Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, new Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations (L), shakes hands with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York on July 12
The UN chief lauded Vietnam’s cooperation with the UN in many fields and stressed that Vietnam was the first nation chosen by the UN to implement the Millennium Development Goals and the Delivering as One initiative.
He noted the country’s efficient contributions to the implementation of the Universal Periodic Review Progress Report on human rights in 2014.
Regarding peace and security, Guterres vowed to continue supporting the efforts and voiced his hope that Vietnam will take an active part in the peacekeeping forces of the UN. He assured that Vietnam and the Ambassador will continue to enjoy active cooperation and helps from the UN in general and himself in particular.
In reply, Ambassador Quy said Vietnam is striving to become an active and responsible member of the UN and affirmed that the country will make the best preparations to send more personnel to peacekeeping forces and missions of the UN in the time to come.
Quy affirmed that the relations with the UN will always remain a priority in Vietnam’s foreign policy in the years to come, with upcoming trips of high-ranking leaders to the UN, notably President Tran Dai Quang’s visit to attend the high-level meeting of the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York in September.
On the occasion, the Ambassador also conveyed senior leaders’ invitation to visit Vietnam to the UN Secretary General.