President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called on the international community to cooperate in the fight against Covid-19, especially prioritizing an equitable supply of vaccines to soon end it.
Vietnam will serve as United Nations Security Council (UNSC) president starting Thursday, its second time in the seat during the 2020-21 tenure.
Vietnam will run for the UN Human Rights Council’s 2023-25 term, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has said.
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Friday that the body was “deeply concerned” by Vietnam’s use of ill-defined laws to suppress media freedom.
If Hanoi files an official complaint in its South China Sea dispute with Beijing it could lose more than it wins
Vietnam has taken up two important positions recently – the Chair of ASEAN for 2020 and the non-permanent member of the UNSC for 2020-2021. Both these positions present daunting tasks to Vietnam.