|Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, head of the Việt Nam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations. — VNA/VNS Photo|
NEW YORK — Việt Nam welcomes efforts of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and international organisations and partners to help Iraq organise early elections scheduled for this October, said Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, head of the Việt Nam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations.
Addressing a meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday (local time) on the Iraq situation and activities of the UNAMI, Quý spoke highly of the Iraqi government’s preparations for the upcoming elections.
He expressed his delight at efforts to boost cooperation with regional and global partners, and urged parties concerned to respect Iraq’s sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as promoting its security and stability via collaboration and dialogue.
The Vietnamese side also hailed the UNAMI’s activities in the past and expressed support for the UN’s mission and agencies in assisting Iraq.
On the occasion of the 18th anniversary of World Humanitarian Day, Quý called on the Iraqi government and countries worldwide to attach importance to protecting security and safety of humanitarian relief staff in any circumstance.
Participants at the event said they hoped the elections would be held in a fair, free and transparent manner, meeting public aspirations and contributing to national stability.
They also urged the international community to enhance support for Iraq and back the UNAMI’s efforts. — VNS