Bachelet greatly valued Vietnam’s role in cooperation with UN mechanisms whilst hoping that Vietnam will make greater contributions to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and sustainable development goals in Vietnam and the region, and bring into play its ASEAN Chairmanship to step up cooperation between the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Ambassador Mai, in turn, said the Vietnamese Government is appreciative of Bachalet’s role and contributions to human rights promotion and protection in the world.
She briefed the UN official on Vietnam’s priorities, policies and tremendous achievements in the field of human rights, and underlined the significance of multilateral cooperation in this regard.
Human rights promotion and protection are seen as the major focus of Vietnam’s implementation of its 2013 Constitution and socio-economic development policy, Mai noted.
She pledged her best efforts alongside the Vietnamese mission in Geneva and competent Vietnamese agencies, to make more contributions to the UNHRC, work hand in hand with the OHCHR and push ahead with cooperation between the ASEAN and the OHCHR.
The Vietnamese ambassador also called for more support from the UN High Commissioner and the OHCHR to Vietnam.