Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaks at the 78th Session of ESCAP. (Photo: baochinhphu.vn)

The elections were conducted within the framework of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)’s 78th session held in Bangkok from May 23 to 27.

Vietnam is among the three and five countries with highest votes at CSAM and SIAP, respectively. 

The election of the General Statistics Office and VIAEP to the Governing Councils of SIAP and CSAM demonstrated ESCAP member countries’ high appreciation of Vietnam's contribution as well as its role and position in ESCAP.

The participation of Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and the Vietnamese delegation at the 78th Session of ESCAP on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of ESCAP's establishment (1947-2022) and 45 years of Vietnam's joining in the United Nations (1977-2022) showed the country's commitment and strong support for ESCAP's activities in a bid to promote sustainable development in the region. That was an important factor for countries to decide to support Vietnam.

Translated by Tran Hoai