Vietnam treasures UN ties: President

Vietnam will continue to be an active and responsible member of the international community and the United Nations (UN) and engage more in UN peacekeeping operations and fulfill its role as a member of UN organisations such as the UN Economic and Social Council and the International Law Commission, said President Tran Dai Quang. 

  President Tran Dai Quang (R) receives newly-accredited UN Resident Co-ordinator and UN Development Programme Resident Representative in Vietnam, Kamal Malhotra, in Hanoi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang

President Tran Dai Quang (R) receives newly-accredited UN Resident Co-ordinator and UN Development Programme Resident Representative in Vietnam, Kamal Malhotra, in Hanoi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang

While receiving newly-accredited UN Resident Co-ordinator and UN Development Program Resident Representative in Vietnam, Kamal Malhotra, in Hanoi yesterday, Quang said Vietnam supports efforts to reform the UN, including the One UN Initiative. 

The State leader noted that Vietnam treasures ties with the UN and considers the UN as one of its leading multilateral partners. He took this occasion to thank the UN for its assistance to Vietnam during post-war reconstruction, national construction and development over the last four decades, helping the country obtain socio-economic achievements and accomplish the Millennium Development Goals. 

For his part, Malhotra said Vietnam is important to the UN and is one of the countries taking the lead in carrying out the One UN Initiative and strongly contributing to the initiative’s success. 

The UN is looking forward to Vietnam’s approval of the Vietnam-UN Joint Strategic Plan for 2017-2021, which is a master plan for about 20 UN organizations in and outside of Vietnam, he noted. 

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