Deputy PM chairs New York ceremony marking Vietnam’s National Day, UN membership

Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has presided over a ceremony to mark Vietnam's 77th National Day (September 2) and the 45th anniversary of Vietnam's accession to the United Nations (September 20), with the attendance of representatives from the UN as well as leaders, ministers and officials of member states.
Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh speaks at the ceremony. (Photo: VGP)
Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh speaks at the ceremony. (Photo: VGP)

Speaking at the event on September 23 (local time), Minh briefed the participants on the country's development journey over the past more than seven decades as well as its outstanding contributions since becoming the 149th member of the UN on September 20, 1977.

He stressed that the similarity of important values and principles has created the foundation for the cooperation and partnership between Vietnam and the UN. The values the UN 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.

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Delegates attend the ceremony (Photo: VGP)

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

VNA