Vietnam’s election to UNHRC affirms efforts in promoting human rights: Deputy FM
|Vietnam’s election to UNHRC affirms efforts in promoting human rights: Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu granted interview to the media after Vietnam was elected to the UNHRC. (Photo: VNA)|
In an interview granted to the media after Vietnam was elected to the UNHRC at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly on October 11 in New York, Deputy Minister Hieu highlighted the significance of the success as affirming and recognising Vietnam's great efforts in promoting the protection of the human rights. These efforts have also reflected the Party and State's consistent policy on promoting and ensuring the human rights which is one of the important contents and programmes to build a law-governed socialist State that Vietnam is aiming at.
The international community highly expects that Vietnam, with its second membership at the Council, will exert efforts to protect human rights, thus contributing to joint efforts of the international community in this work, Deputy Foreign Minister Hieu said.
According to the Deputy Foreign Minister, Vietnam has participated in many major pillars of the UN, from politics, development to human rights promotion and protection.
This is a consistent policy of Vietnam when joining the UN in particular, and enhancing the country’s multilateral diplomacy in general, he stressed.
Deputy Foreign Minister Hieu attributed the result to the close direction of Party and State leaders, and coordination by relevant ministries and sectors, press agencies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.