Statement of Viet Nam at the resumed 11th Emergency Special Session of the UN General Assembly on the situation in Ukraine

H.E. Mr. Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the United Nations delivered a speech at the resumed 11th Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly on the situation in Ukraine.
Đại sứ Đặng Hoàng Giang, Trưởng Phái đoàn thường trực Việt Nam tại LHQ phát biểu tại cuộc họp.
Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang delivered a speech at the session. (Photo: Permanent Mission of Viet Nam to the UN)

Below is the full text of the speech.

Mr. President,

Viet Nam has maintained a principled and steadfast position in support of resolving conflicts by peaceful means and with respect for the United Nations Charter and international law, including the principles of sovereign equality, respect for independence and territorial integrity of states, and refrainment from the threat or use of force.

We have followed closely with great concern over the situation in Ukraine, with severe consequences for the people.

It is with extreme concern that we learn of recent reports of great loss of life among innocent civilians.

Viet Nam opposes and condemns all forms of attacks against civilians in violations of international law, international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

Recent information in this regard should be examined based on objective and transparent verification, with the cooperation of parties concerned.

We have time and again reiterated that it is imperative to immediately cease the use of force to avoid further civilian casualties and losses, as well as damage to civilian infrastructure.

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine, if not resolved peacefully and expeditiously, will continue to affect the entire world, given the spillover effects now seen across regions.

We are therefore convinced that the only way forward is to de-escalate tension, resume dialogue and negotiation through all channels, with a view to achieving long-term solutions that take into consideration the interests and concerns of all parties, in accordance with international law.

There is no viable alternative.

International efforts should be carried out in a prudent manner in order to be conducive to reaching a final solution.

Discussion and decisions undertaken by international organizations and agencies should follow their established procedures and working methods.

In this vein, we are of the view that deliberation and decisions taken by the General Assembly should be based on impartial information and broad consultations with member states.

Dialogue and negotiations among related parties is the most feasible way forward to a peaceful, comprehensive solution.

It is our hope that the United Nations and Member States will work together toward this end.

I thank you.

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