Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh speaking at the debate (Photo: MOFA)
stressed the role of
At the debate, themed "Focusing on people: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet”, the Vietnamese official stated that maintaining peace is always a top priority, requiring countries to work together to promote multilateralism.
In this process, the UN should serve as a coordinator that connects joint efforts to deal with global challenges based on a system of more comprehensive regulations and standards, he said.
He suggested countries place people’s interests at the centre of all policies and actions in order to successfully realise the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and ensure a decent life for all peoples of the world.
Regarding the East Sea issue, Deputy PM Minh called on all parties concerned to exercise restraint and solve disputes by peaceful measures in line with international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
They must fully respect diplomatic and legal processes on the basis of international law, seriously implement the Declaration on Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and work towards an effective and legally binding Code of Conduct (COC), he stressed.
day, at the UN headquarters, Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh, authorised by
President Tran Dai Quang, signed the Treaty of the Prohibition of Nuclear
Weapons. The signing reflects
sidelines of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, the Vietnamese
official met with the foreign ministers of
received representatives of some major