Vietnam nominated as Asia-Pacific’s only candidate for non-permanent UNSC seat

Update: 07:56 | 27/05/2018

Vietnam was selected as the only candidate in the Asia-Pacific region for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2020-2021 tenure at a monthly meeting of the Asia-Pacific Group at the UN on May 25.

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Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga (centre) thanks the Asian-Pacific countries for approving Vietnam’s nomination. (Photo: VTV).

Under the chair of head of the Samoa Mission to the United Nations Ambassador Ali’ioaiga Feturi Elsaia, who is the group’s chairman for May, the 54-member group agreed to nominate Vietnam as its only candidate for the position.

The voting will be held by the UN General Assembly in June, 2019.

At the meeting, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, thanked the Asian-Pacific countries for approving Vietnam’s nomination.

She affirmed that Vietnam will do its utmost to deserve the trust of its international friends, expressing her hope that Vietnam will receive further support from those same countries.

The nomination is a vivid illustration of Vietnam’s prestige among regional nations and it will create favorable conditions for Vietnam to mobilize support from countries in other regions.

The Asia-Pacific Group is among five regional groups at the UN.

Source: NDO/VNA

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