Vietnam’s non-permanent UNSC membership benefits ASEAN: Philippine Ambassador | World

A working session of UNSC (Photo: VNA)

New York (VNA) – Vietnam’s election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and fulfillment of this role over the past two years marked a milestone in the development of the country and the Association Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) as well,” said the Philippines’ permanent representative to the UN ambassador, Enrique A. Manalo.

In an interview with resident correspondents of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in New York, the ambassador said that Vietnam and Indonesia, which are ASEAN member countries, took the post l last year, which helped to significantly advance the bloc’s position. , in particular their contributions to the resolution international affairs.

As a non-permanent member and especially as a rotating chairman of the UNSC, Vietnam has brought interests to the bloc, while helping to cement relations between the UN and ASEAN, he said, noting that the Vietnam has actively contributed to countries, especially to other ASEAN countries. nations.

Among the initiatives Vietnam raised at the UNSC, Manalo hailed those aimed at enhancing cooperation between the UN and ASEAN and other regional organizations.

Thanks to Vietnam’s non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council, the ASEAN-UN cooperation agreement has reached a new high, he said.

Vietnam has created its influence during UNSC discussions, especially those on Asian issues like the Myanmar issue, the ambassador said, explaining that Vietnam has provided other ASEAN countries with updates on UNSC discussions and vice versa.

The country has raised its position not only in the UNSC but also in ASEAN, the diplomat said.

Vietnam has worked to add ASEAN issues to the UNSC agenda, helping to elevate the bloc’s image to a new level and strengthen relations between regional organizations and the UN, especially the UNSC.

Therefore, regional organizations will play a greater role in dealing with global issues such as security and climate change, and regional issues will be dealt with more satisfactorily, Manalo said.

Vietnam has fulfilled its commitments as a UNSC
non-permanent member, he said.

Vietnam won the election to become a non-permanent member of the UNSC for 2020-2021 after securing 192 votes out of 193 members of the UN General Assembly.

The country will officially end its non-permanent membership of the UNSC at the end of this month./.

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