She made the statement during a reception in Hanoi for UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam and UN Development Program’s Resident Representative to Vietnam Kamal Malhotra.

Permanent NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong (R) and UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Kamal Malhotra

Phong spoke highly of the UN’s support to Vietnam’s socio-economic development, especially in the fields of poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS prevention and control, child care and protection, disaster prevention, climate change response, administrative reform and improvement of Vietnam’s capacity in global integration. The support contributes to the promotion of the country’s sustainable development, she highlighted.

The host stressed that over the past more than four decades of membership of the UN, Vietnam has always been an active, proactive and responsible member, well performing roles assigned by the bloc. She lauded the UN for, via its representative offices in Vietnam, providing effective support for the Vietnamese legislature’s operation, including launching projects with some of its committees and working with the Inter-Parliamentary Union to build a set of tools for lawmakers to assess the achievement of the UN sustainable development goals.

Malhotra, for his part, reaffirmed the UN’s commitment to working closely with the Vietnamese NA to promote its supervisory and law-making role and realize the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Source: VNA