Viet Nam calls for ceasefire, dialogue to settle conflicts
|Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the UN.|
Addressing the session, Ambassador Giang reaffirmed Viet Nam’s consistent stance on the settlement of international disputes through peaceful measures in line with the UN Charter and international law and the principle of respecting states’ independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, not interfering into countries’ internal affairs and not to use force in international relations.
He highlighted Viet Nam’s concern about impacts of the war in Ukraine on civilians and the information of casualties among civilians in recent days.
Viet Nam opposes all actions of attacking civilians and violations of humanitarian and human rights laws, he stressed, underscoring the need to verify recent information in a transparent, open and objective manner with the cooperation of all relevant sides.
The Vietnamese representative also underlined Viet Nam’s viewpoint that all discussions and decisions by international agencies and organisations must be based on verified and transparent information, with the cooperation of stakeholders and consultation with countries.
The UN and the international community should continue to encourage and create favourable conditions for efforts to hold dialogue and diplomatic negotiations among relevant parties to seek peaceful and comprehensive solutions.
At the session, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that suspended Russia’s membership in the Human Rights Council with 93 votes in favour, 24 against, and 58 abstentions.
After the adoption of the resolution, Russian representative said that his country had decided to terminate its membership of the 47-member council before the end of its term.