Congratulating Bishop on her appointment as the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar, Giang believed that with her rich diplomatic experience and deep understanding of the region, Bishop will successfully fulfill this role.

Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang (right), Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (U.N.), on June 5 meets with U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar Julie Bishop.

Ambassador Giang emphasized that a top priority now is to build trust, promote ceasefire and dialogue, and facilitate humanitarian relief activities. He affirmed that ASEAN’s five-point consensus continues to be an important basis for efforts to find peaceful and sustainable solutions.

The Vietnamese diplomat hoped that the U.N. and Bishop in particular will coordinate closely and effectively with ASEAN and the Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair on Myanmar in the principles of respect for independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and non-interference in internal affairs, in accordance with the will and aspirations of the Myanmar people.

Bishop affirmed that she will try her best to contribute to bringing peace and stability to Myanmar. She emphasized that the U.N. supports ASEAN's leading role in this process. Appreciating Vietnam's position in the U.N. and in ASEAN, as well as its constructive approach to the Myanmar issue in particular, Bishop hoped that Vietnam will continue to promote its role and make positive contributions to the joint efforts towards achieving a comprehensive, long-term solution to the current crisis in Myanmar.

Source: VNA