Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý. — VNA/VNS Photo
NEW YORK — Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, head of the Vietnamese mission to the United Nations, has urged all stakeholders to join constructive dialogues to seek a comprehensive solution to the unstable socio-political situations which has persisted in Haiti for the past two years.
Attending the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)’s video teleconference meeting on Monday, Quý voiced concern over challenges and instability in Haiti, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the nation.
He called on all parties to agree on the electoral process and framework, including the calendar and composition of the Electoral Council.
Touching on gang violence, he stressed the significance of protecting vulnerable groups like women and children.
The international community should enhance technical assistance and protective measures for Haiti in this tough time, he added.
The Vietnamese diplomat hailed the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) for its support for Haiti and expressed support for the renewal of BINUH’s mandate.
He also committed support to the UN General Secretary’s call to handle Haiti’s challenges towards the sustainable development goals in the UN’s 2030 Agenda.
At the event, members of the UNSC strongly condemned violence and attacks targeted at women and children and called for concerned parties to promote dialogue for the upcoming election.
They spoke highly of the BINUH’s support for the political transformation, highlighting Haiti needs to step up constitutional reform while the international community should continue support for the country to settle current difficulties. — VNS