Abiding UN Charter and international law crucial for effective multilateralism: Ambassador to UN

WVR/VNA - Multilateralism is only effective if there is goodwill, mutual respect and understanding in a spirit of openness, inclusiveness and equality, Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Vietnam's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) has stated. In order to promote effective multilateralism, all countries have a responsibility to observe the UN Charter and international law, especially the principle of respecting the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of states, not using and threatening to use forces, peacefully solving all disputes on the basis of legal and diplomatic processes, he said.
Goodwill, mutual respect, understanding crucial for effective multilateralism: Ambassador to UN
UN Charter and international law crucial for effective multilateralism: Ambassador to UN

The Ambassador made this statement at the UN Security Council (UNSC)’s ministerial-level discussion themed “Effective Multilateralism through the Defence of the Principles of the United Nations Charter and the 1970 Declaration on Principles of International Law” in New York on April 24, 2023.

The Vietnamese representative underlined the need to make full use of all resources and opportunities to prevent conflicts and reach solutions to peace and security.

Constructive dialogue and respect for legitimate rights of all parties on the basis of international law also play an important role in resolving differences and reducing tensions, Ambassador Giang stated.

Regarding the role of the UN, he stressed that the UN and main agencies in the system should continue to play the central role in strengthening cooperation, dialogue and solidarity.

Vietnam supports the role of the UNSC in ensuring respect for the UN Charter and the rule of law as affirmed in the January 2020 Security Council Presidential Statement proposed by Vietnam.

On the occasion, Ambassador Giang highlighted efforts and contributions made by Vietnam and ASEAN in promoting solutions to global and regional challenges, contributing to maintaining peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.

At the discussion, which drew representatives from 50 UNSC member states, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the international community should consider the principles of the UN Charter and international law, including respecting the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of all countries, not interfering in internal affairs, preventing conflicts, peaceful settling conflicts and disputes, and eliminating all forms of discrimination as the solid foundation to effectively respond to the complicated fluctuations and challenges of the international situation.

Vietnam attends Effective Development Cooperation Summit in Geneva
Vietnam signed Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters
Vietnam, US develop dynamic, effective ties: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken
Czech Prime Minister's visit to Vietnam: A testament to growing ties and mutual interests
Concerted and effective measures needed for implementing National Master Plan: PM
(Source: WVR/VNA)