Việt Nam calls for end to conflict in Ukraine at UNGA’s emergency session

November, 15/2022 - 11:38
The UN General Assembly’s 11th Emergency Special Session on the Ukrainian situation was held on Monday.
Ambassador Đặng Hoàng Giang, Permanent Representative of Việt Nam to the United Nations speaks at the UN General Assembly’s 11th Emergency Special Session on the Ukrainian situation. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Ambassador Đặng Hoàng Giang, Permanent Representative of Việt Nam to the United Nations (UN), has stressed the need to give the top priority to ending the conflict, restoring peace, and protecting the security and safety of civilians and civil infrastructure facilities in Ukraine.

Addressing the UN General Assembly’s 11th Emergency Special Session on the Ukrainian situation on Monday (US time), Giang said that the parties involved need to persistently promote dialogue and negotiations to find a long-term peaceful solution to disagreements on the basis of conformity to and respect for international law and the UN Charter, with their legitimate interests and concerns taken into account, for peace and stability in the region and the world.

"Having experienced decades-long struggles for national independence and independence protection, Việt Nam is deeply aware of the importance of overcoming war consequences to reconstructing the country, maintaining sustainable peace and stabilising people's lives," he said.

Therefore, Việt Nam believed that in all conflicts, relevant parties and international partners should make every effort to contribute to the settlement of war consequences, in accordance with international law, he stressed.

Emphasising the importance of ensuring the urgent humanitarian needs of people, the Vietnamese representative stated that the support of the international community was very necessary, and affirmed Việt Nam would be willing to make active contributions to the diplomatic process, and reconstruction and recovery in Ukraine.

At the session, the UN General Assembly adopted a text titled “Furtherance of remedy and reparation for aggression against Ukraine” with 94 votes in favour, 14 against, and 73 abstentions. — VNS

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