UN Secretary-General hails Vietnam’s commitment to realising SDGs
Updated : Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:26 AM (GMT+0700)

TheUnited Nations (UN) values Vietnam’s strong commitment to realising sustainabledevelopment goals (SDGs), adapting to climate change, protecting theenvironment and engaging more strongly in UN’s peacekeeping activities, said UNSecretary General Antonio Guterres. 

 UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (R) receives Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent
Mission to the United Nations - Source: VNA

Guterres made the statementat a reception on June 12 for Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Head of Vietnam’sPermanent Mission to the United Nations, who came to bid farewell at the end ofher tenure. 

Praising Vietnam’s activerole in multilateral forums, the UN Secretary General noted that he andVietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a deep and comprehensiveexchange on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Canada.

He said the two sides agreedon a number of important issues, including the need to abide by internationallaw, strengthen multilateral cooperation, expressing his belief that Vietnamwill promote its role and make further contributions to peace and developmentin the region and in the world.

The UN leader showed hispleasure at the good cooperation between Vietnam and the UN, saying that theGreen One UN House model in Hanoi is a symbol of success, and agood experience for reforming the UN’s activities.

For her part, Nga thankedthe Secretary General and UN’s agencies for their cooperation and effectivesupport in recent time, stressing that the UN plays an important role inmaintaining peace and stability; and promoting cooperation and development inthe world.

She also reiteratedVietnam’s strong commitment to implementing the UN agenda, SDGs and coping withclimate change, as well as to participating in peacekeeping operations andsupporting efforts of the Secretary General to improve the efficiency andtransparency of the UN. 

Guterres wished AmbassadorNga new successes and hoped that she will continue her active contributions tostrengthening cooperation between Vietnam and the UN.


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