Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, head of the Vietnamese mission to the United Nations. — VNA/VNS File Photo
HÀ NỘI — Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, head of the Vietnamese mission to the United Nations, has reaffirmed Việt Nam’s support for the implementation of duties of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) under the UN Security Council (UNSC)’s Resolution 2512 (2020).
Addressing a meeting of the UNSC on Monday on international support for maintaining stability in Guinea-Bissau, the diplomat called on parties to co-operate and narrow differences, strive to carry out national reconciliation and accelerate reforms in the 2016 Conakry Agreement as well as the six-point roadmap of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
He emphasised the task of protecting civilians and enhancing the participation of women and youths in policymaking and national development.
The ambassador urged the international community to support Guinea-Bissau in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and reiterated Việt Nam’s support for the implementation of Resolution 2512 (2020) for peace, security and sustainable development in the country.
According to reports delivered at the meeting, the UNIOGBIS has made progress in implementing Resolution 2512, including helping the government of Guinea-Bissau and parties organise an inclusive dialogue, conducting political and institutional reform, and combating drug trafficking and organised crime.
Representatives from UNSC member states expressed concern about the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in recent times.
They called on parties to continue implementing the Conakry Agreement and the ECOWAS, proposed to investigate human right violations by the military and security forces in the country, and asked the military to maintain a neutral attitude. — VNS