Vietnam today assumes the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council in search of unity, consensus and a common voice in the face of current challenges.
This was indicated by the head of the International Organizations Department of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Du Hong Viet, and highlighted his country’s intention to ensure objectivity, transparency and flexibility in dealing with potential differences between the fifteen members of that body in the responsibility for ensuring global peace and stability.
As part of the program of work for the month of April, some 30 formal council meetings are expected to take place, with a special focus on the issue of protecting the basic infrastructure for the lives of those affected by the war.
According to Hong Viet, Vietnam’s first priority is to strengthen cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations in order to promote confidence-building and dialogue in conflict prevention and resolution.
In this regard, he stressed that it is a continuation of the continuous efforts made by the Asian country since the beginning of its mandate as a non-permanent member of the Security Council in 2020.
Likewise, they will seek to enhance coherence to improve the efficiency of the activities of the 15-member body.
In December of this year, the mandate of Hanoi in the Security Council reaches its climax, after being amalgamated in 2008-2009.
Vietnam is a member of the United Nations since September 1977, after achieving independence and national reunification, and at various times, she held the presidency or important positions in the specialized agencies and entities of the multilateral organization.