|A meeting of the United Nations Security Council. — THX/VNA Photo|Viet Nam News
NEW YORK — Việt Nam was selected as the only candidate of the Asia-Pacific region for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for 2020-21 tenure at a monthly meeting of the Asia-Pacific Group at the UN on May 25.
Under the chair of head of the Samoa Mission to the United Nations Ambassador Ali’ioaiga Feturi Elsaia, who is the group’s chairman in May, the 54-member group agreed to nominate Việt Nam as its only candidate for the position.
The voting will be held by the UN General Assembly in June, 2019.
At the meeting, Ambassador Nguyễn Phương Nga, head of Việt Nam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, thanked the Asian-Pacific countries for approving Việt Nam’s nomination.
She affirmed that Việt Nam will do its utmost to deserve the trust from international friends, expressing her hope that Việt Nam will receive further supports from the countries.
The nomination is a vivid illustration of Việt Nam’s reputation among regional nations and it will create favourable conditions for Việt Nam to mobilise support from countries in the other regions.
The Asia-Pacific Group is among five regional groups at the UN. — VNS