UN hails Vietnamese commitments to climate change response

VOV.VN - Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc held a working session with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as part of his attendance at the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons on August 3 at the UN headquarters in New York.

During the meeting, Deputy Minister Ngoc highlighted the UN as a reliable partner for the causes of peace, co-operation, and development, with the global body always accompanying Vietnam through its national development stages.

The Deputy Minister also reiterated the invitation of the UN Secretary-General to visit Vietnam made by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the earliest opportunity.

The UN chief shared the special sentiment towards the country, saying that he was impressed by Vietnamese socio-economic development achievements, especially in the post-pandemic recovery process.

He therefore applauded Vietnam’s active and responsible contributions to the common work of the UN, especially its strong commitments in the fight against climate change, thereby promising to continue supporting the country in this regard. He affirmed that he will make every effort in order to arrange a visit to the nation at a suitable time this year.

Regarding regional and international issues of concern, the two sides agreed to continue enhancing multilateralism, uphold international law, and promote ASEAN-UN co-operation, as well as ASEAN's role in the regional security architecture. This includes maintaining peace, stability, security, safety, and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea, while peacefully settling disputes on the basis of international law, especially the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

On the sidelines of the conference, Deputy Minister Ngoc also held bilateral meetings with representatives from the Caribbean and developing countries. In addition, the Deputy Minister is scheduled to hold meetings with the Assistant Secretary-General and UN leaders in charge of political, security, and legal affairs.