Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations (UN), on March 10 had a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Zhang Jun, during which the two sides shared views and stances on many issues at the UN.
The two ambassadors affirmed that cooperative relations between Vietnam and China are developing strongly and more comprehensively both bilaterally as well as at regional and international forums. Senior leaders of the two countries have regularly held meetings and phone talks.
The Chinese diplomat said he wishes to work closely with the Vietnamese Ambassador in the coming time to contribute to promoting bilateral ties. Zhang said he will strive his best to support Vietnam in priority areas at the UN in particular and multilateral forums in general, as well as regular exchange and coordinate closely on regional issues of common interests.
The Chinese ambassador highly appreciated the cooperation between the two countries at the UN Security Council in the past two years, saying that Vietnam has made constructive, balanced, and principled contributions to the common affairs of the UN and UN Security Council. He also thanked Vietnam for supporting and sharing views with China on many important issues.
For his part, Giang expressed his gratitude to China for sharing and active cooperation, helping Vietnam to fulfill its role as a member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 term.
Giang said he looks forward to receiving more support from the Chinese delegation and Zhang as well in the coming time to jointly develop the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries based on mutually beneficial cooperation and help Vietnam have more contributions to the UN’s common agenda, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and response to climate change.
Previously, after arriving in New York, starting his tenure as Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN in February, Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang met with Ambassador Anouparb Vongnorkeo, Permanent Representative of Laos to the UN, and Ambassador Sovann Ke, Permanent Representative of Cambodia to the UN.
At the meetings, the ambassadors of Laos and Cambodia affirmed their respect for the good traditional friendship with Vietnam and expressed their willingness to work closely with the Vietnamese Ambassador in the coming time.
Giang thanked and proposed Laos and Cambodia to work closely with Vietnam to promote common interests at the UN, helping to strengthen the relations between Vietnam and the two countries as well as enhancing the role of ASEAN at this important global multilateral forum./.