Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent a message to the United Nations (UN) High-Level Meeting marking the 75th anniversary of the UN in New York on September 21, as part of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.
The meeting drew 137 senior state leaders and 33 ministers of UN member countries. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, leaders of states will send their video of the speech to air at the meeting.
Recalling the great achievements the UN has gained over the past 75 years, the PM said that they would not have been possible without the fundamental principles of the UN Charter and the UN itself as the centre for harmonising the actions of nations.
Noting that the world is facing unprecedented challenges, the PM underlined the need to work together in solidarity and strengthen multilateralism with the UN at its core with the strict implementation of the UN Charter and international law, along with respect for independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of the states.
The people must be at the heart of all efforts for development so that no one is left behind, the leader stressed.
The PM took the occasion to extend to other UN member states the gratitude for entrusting Vietnam with a non-permanent membership at the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure.
As the Chair of ASEAN in 2020, Vietnam is working closely with other ASEAN member countries to build an ASEAN Community of unity, resilience and prosperity, he stated.
Vietnamese people are determined to work alongside all other nations around the world to safeguard peace and realise the UN Sustainable Development Goals, he declared, stressing that the Vietnamese flag will be flying at even more UN Peacekeeping Missions.
The Vietnamese Government leader expressed his belief that that with strong determination and joint actions, a brighter future for all will be built./.