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PM marks UN founding anniversary

Update: October, 25/2014 - 08:41
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted a reception for the head of United Nations agencies in Viet Nam in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thong Nhat

HA NOI (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted a reception for the head of United Nations agencies in Viet Nam in Ha Noi yesterday to mark the 69th year of the founding of the world organisation .

The PM congratulated UN officials and thanked its agencies for the valuable assistance they have given Viet Nam in the 37 years since the country joined the global organisation in 1977.

He said Viet Nam would always be an active member of the UN and make responsible contributions to the common cause of the UN and the international community.

He updated the UN officials on the economic conditions in Viet Nam and the Government's efforts to stabilise the macro economy, control inflation and ensure social welfare.

Discussing the agenda for global development beyond 2015, the PM stressed the importance of developing a peaceful environment and regional and world security, including maintaining maritime security and safety. He reiterated the need to deal with disputes by peaceful measures on the basis of respect for international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

PM Dung welcomed the international community's endeavours to fulfil the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and highlighted the significance of the development agenda for the post-2015 period, which focuses on sustainable development, green growth, climate change response and enhancement of the efficiency of the UN's operations.

He praised the outcomes of the One UN Initiative in Viet Nam and asked UN agencies to continue with the initiative..

On behalf of UN agencies in Viet Nam, UN Resident Co-ordinator Pratibha Mehta spoke highly of the Vietnamese Government's efforts to maintain economic growth, promote poverty reduction and fulfil MDGs.

The coordinator also appreciated Viet Nam's contributions to the discussion on and building of the UN's post-2015 development agenda. She said the UN would continue to provide assistance to Viet Nam in its socio-economic development in the future. — VNS


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