Vietnam’s role as G21 coordinator at Conference of Disarmament

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(VOVWORLD) -Vietnam successfully performed its role as G21 coordinator at the Conference of Disarmament (CD) that took place from January 22 to February 21.

Vietnam’s role as G21 coordinator at Conference of Disarmament  - ảnh 1CD's rotating chairman Anupam Ray and Charge d'Affaires of the Vietnamese Delegation in Geneva Cung Duc Han. (Photo: Anh Hien/VNA)

The G21 is one of the regional groups of the CD, with 33 member countries from the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). In the capacity, Vietnam coordinated in building drafts, and worked together with G21 members to adopt three joint statements to consolidate the group’s viewpoints and stance on major issues.

At a session on January 30, on behalf of the group, a representative from the Vietnamese permanent mission in Geneva delivered speeches. The G21 called on the CD to observe and uphold the most basic principles of multilateralism, and ensure transparency, inclusiveness and objectivity in considering and resolving the above-said issues.

Vietnam also chaired the drafting and building of the G21 joint statement on disarmament, expected to be delivered at the CD High-Level Segment from February 27 to March 1 at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Vietnamese delegation chaired four meetings with G21 members, and attended weekly meetings with the Presidents of the CD in the year. Notably, Vietnam took the initiative to invite the current President of the CD, India, and the incoming President, Indonesia, to participate in meetings with the G21 to enhance interaction and exchange information.

After the month-long conference, G21 countries congratulated Vietnam on its successful performance of the role, and hailed its activeness, responsibility, professional and efficiency. Vietnam helped the NAM demonstrate its role and voice at the world's leading multilateral forum on disarmament, they said.