associates itself with the statement delivered by the distinguished
representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on behalf of Non-Aligned
Movement and the distinguished representative of Lao PDR on behalf of ASEAN.
On behalf of
the Government of Viet Nam, I extend our warmest congratulations to Mr. Antonio
Guterres on his appointment as the 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations.
I also take this opportunity to extend our most sincere thanks to
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his endeavor, dedication and valuable
contributions to the United Nations over the past decade.
by acclamation of the resolution A/RES/71/4 reflects the overwhelming support
of Member States for Mr. Antonio Guterres as well as the confidence that the
membership has in Mr. Guterres, for his integrity, determination, vision,
leadership and extensive experience of decades of public service.
There is also
equally high expectation that the Secretary-General - designate will provide an
invaluable compass to navigate the UN to meet the new global challenges, to
address climate change, to conquer the ongoing threats of wars and conflicts,
terrorism and violent extremism.
We hope that
as the world’s top diplomat, Mr. Guterres will be the pioneer in upholding the
purposes and principles of the UN Charter and international law, in assisting
the Member States in their efforts to solve all disputes by peaceful means to
ensure global and regional peace, stability and security.
important, Viet Nam hopes that Mr. Guterres will work to mobilize resources and
partnerships for the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda and to
continue with efforts to strengthen the United Nations and make the
Organization fit for purpose.
Mr. President, by wishing Mr. Guterres the best of success in his new
responsibility. Mr. Guterres can always count on Viet Nam’s full support and
I thank you,