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Seminar spotlights VN’s candidacy for non-permanent UNSC seat

Update: March, 31/2018 - 09:00
Deputy Foreign Minister Đặng Đình Quý gave a speech during the international seminar themed ’Việt Nam and the United Nations Security Council: Toward Election and Membership for 2020-2021’ held in Hà Nội on March 30, where participants contributed ideas for Việt Nam to have better chance at securing membership. — VNA/VNS Photo
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HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reflects the country’s determination to pursue a foreign policy of diversification and multilateralisation and its active and responsible participation in international forums and organisations.

Deputy Foreign Minister Đặng Đình Quý made the statement at an international seminar themed ‘Việt Nam and the United Nations Security Council: Toward Election and Membership for 2020-2021’ in Hà Nội yesterday.

Running for this post for the second time after the 2008-2009 tenure also shows the country’s resolve to perform its foreign policy of peace for national independence, co-operation and development, he added.

Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Việt Nam (DAV) Nguyễn Vũ Tùng stressed that opportunities and challenges facing Việt Nam during the process would help the country build sound policies and prepare to participate in the council.

At the event, participants discussed opportunities and challenges facing a non-permanent UNSC member.

The seminar was organised by the DAV and the Germany-based foundation Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, drawing the participation of Swedish Ambassador to the UNSC for 2017-2018 Olof Skoog, representatives of embassies and international organisations in Hà Nội and Vietnamese ministries and sectors. — VNS

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