Vietnam displays global leadership at UNSC: The Washington Times

(VOVWORLD) - The Washington Times of the US has published an article commending Vietnam’s role as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the 2020-2021 tenure.
Vietnam displays global leadership at UNSC: The Washington Times - ảnh 1President Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivers a speech at  the general debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the US. (Photo: Thong Nha/VNA) 

The article said despite a resurgence of COVID-19 and the Delta variant, the nation’s self-image was boosted in its rotating role as a non-permanent member of the UNSC and presidency in April 2021, and ability and confidence to steer signature evens and peace building efforts.

The article highlighted that Vietnam’s ascendancy in international security has been broadly witnessed in its role in hosting the 2017 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting and the 2019 DPRK-US Summit. According to the author, Vietnam’s remarkable repositioning as a middle power and evolving role as a peace builder demonstrates the nation’s growing confidence to play a key mediation role in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for regional security issues. Vietnam has successfully adopted the correct market institutions that have led to more than two decades of impressive economic performance.

The author wrote that Vietnam has been championing multilateralism and respect for international law and the UN Charter. In addition, over the past three decades, Vietnam has been recognized as a responsible member of the international community, particularly supporting UN Climate Change Initiatives and 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.