President Trần Đại Quang (R) receives newly-accredited UN Resident Co-ordinator and UN Development Programme Resident Representative in Việt Nam, Kamal Malhotra, in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam 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 Trần Đại Quang.
While receiving newly-accredited UN Resident Co-ordinator and UN Development Programme Resident Representative in Việt Nam, Kamal Malhotra, in Hà Nội yesterday, Quang said Việt Nam supports efforts to reform the UN, including the One UN Initiative.
The State leader noted that Việt Nam 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 Việt Nam 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 Việt Nam 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 Việt Nam’s approval of the Việt Nam-UN Joint Strategic Plan for 2017-2021, which is a master plan for about 20 UN organisations in and outside of Việt Nam, he noted. — VNS