U.N.: “Vietnam is a reliable Partner”

New York/Hanoi – Vietnam attaches importance and will actively contribute to the building of strategies and action programmes of the United Nations in various fields, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung emphazised during his meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon while attending the general debate of the 68 th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 27. The PM further said Vietnam will make new contributions, including joining peace-keeping activities by the organisation in 2014.

The Premier expressed his hope that the UN and the Secretary General will continue to help Vietnam in improving institutional capacity, human resources and policy consultations for the shift of the growth model, the solution of a number of social issues, and the climate change response.

The country also needs experience and other assistance in its international economic integration, helping to solve the disputes in the East Sea peacefully in line with international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the PM said.

Vietnam will continue its consistent foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation and development implemented over the past years, the leader said, adding that the country will multilateralise and diversify its relations while accelerating its active international integration, becoming a reliable friend and partner and a responsible member of the international community.

For his part, Ban spoke highly of Vietnam’s achievements in its socio-economic development, maintaining political stability, making active contributions to peace, stability and development in the region and the world as a whole.

The UN leader also praised Vietnam ’s active role in the ASEAN community, welcomed the country’s decision to take part in UN peace-keeping activities, and expressed his hope for joint efforts in aiding the intensive and extensive cooperation between the international organisation and the country for the long-term development goals.

Ban Ji-moon informed PM Dung of UN development priorities in poverty alleviation, sustainable development, and peaceful settlement of the conflicts. Source: VNA