Speaking at the event, Minh briefed the participants on the country's development journey over the past more than seven decades as well as its outstanding contribution since becoming the 149th member of the U.N. on September 20, 1977.

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Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh speaks at the ceremony. (Photo: VGP)

He stressed that the similarity of important values and principles has created the foundation for the cooperation and partnership between Vietnam and the U.N. The values the U.N. has promoted are also the values generations of Vietnamese people have fought and sacrificed to protect - those are peace, national independence and justice, Minh stressed.

Amid international uncertainties, the Deputy PM once again affirmed the essential role of international solidarity and multilateralism, with the U.N. at the center. He also asserted Vietnam's strong support for and commitment to the U.N.'s role in leading and coordinating multilateral efforts to respond to global challenges.

Minh expressed his hope that international friends will support Vietnam’s candidacy for the U.N. Human Rights Council for the 2023-2025 term so that it can contribute more to the U.N.’s mission of ensuring and promoting human rights.

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Delegates take part in the event.

U.N. leaders and representatives of countries expressed their impression with the achievements of the Vietnamese people over the past 77 years, from the struggle for national liberation and reunification to socio- economic development in recent years.

They welcomed Vietnam's achievements in implementing its foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralization and diversification as well as its active, balanced and responsible contributions to the common affairs of the U.N. and the international community.

Source: VNA