Vietnam affirms commitment to promoting multilateralism

(VOVWORLD) - Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son has affirmed Vietnam’s strong commitment to multilateralism, international solidarity, and joint efforts for peace and development in the world.
Vietnam affirms commitment to promoting multilateralism - ảnh 1Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (Photo: VNA)

Addressing a ministerial-level online open discussion of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Friday, Son said that multilateral cooperation plays a key role amid the current global challenges, including arms race, terrorism, trans-national crime, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

He recalled the UNSC’s commitment to promoting multilateralism, abiding by the UN Charter, and building rules-based international order as stated in the UNSC’s Chairman Statement in January 2020 when Vietnam held the rotating Presidency.
Son called on the international community to promote the culture of complying with the UN Charter and international law, opposing power politics and the use of force in international relations.
He underlined the need to continue strengthening collaboration between the UN and regional organisations, while highlighting the central role and efforts of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in dealing with regional and international issues.

The minister also encouraged multilateral institutions, including the UNSC, to work harder to reform towards increasing transparency, democracy, efficiency, and the representation of member countries.