Vietnam affirms respect for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bosnia - Herzegovina

Vietnam recently affirmed their respect for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bosnia - Herzegovina, as well as support for long-term solutions in this country.

Ambassador Pham Hai Anh, Deputy Head of the Vietnam Mission to the United Nations. Source: Vietnam Mission to UN

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on November 5 held its annual meeting on the situation in Bosnia – Herzegovina, VNA reported.

UN Secretary General’s High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Valentin Inzko acknowledged that the signing and implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement over the last 25 years has brought peace to Bosnia - Herzegovina, creating a framework for future development.

As Council members and the representatives of concerned countries delivered virtual remarks, many praised recent progress in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the new Revised Strategy on War Crimes and preparations for upcoming local elections.  However, several sounded alarms over stalled reforms in other areas, as well as instances of divisive rhetoric.  Many speakers urged the parties to refrain from provocative words and actions, calling on them to instead unite in combating the greatest challenges facing the country — including corruption, radicalization and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani, head of Indonesia’s permanent mission to the UN and also speaking on behalf of Vietnam, applauded Bosnia-Herzegovina's recent efforts for preparing local elections and promoting post-COVID-19 recovery with the support of the international community.

He said that Bosnia - Herzegovina should strengthen leadership at the local level in political processes to promote economic development for the benefit of the people, and the national unity for sustainable and stable development.Speaking at the event, Ambassador Pham Hai Anh, Deputy Head of the Vietnam Mission to the United Nations, reaffirmed Vietnam's view on chemical weapons in general as stated at many previous meetings, including the condemnation of  all use of chemical weapons.

He underlined the importance of the full implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, while calling on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)  and Syria to strengthen cooperation to resolve remaining differences in order to fully implement the convention.

The same day, the UNSC held an online meeting to discuss the implementation of Resolution 2118 on the issue of chemical weapons in Syria.

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Pham Hai Anh, Deputy Head of the Vietnam Mission to the United Nations, reaffirmed Vietnam's view on chemical weapons in general as stated at many previous meetings, including the condemnation of  all use of chemical weapons.

He underlined the importance of the full implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, while calling on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)  and Syria to strengthen cooperation to resolve remaining differences in order to fully implement the convention.

Phuong Minh