Vietnam calls for end to conflict in Ukraine

By Huyen Le   October 12, 2022 | 08:54 pm PT
Vietnam calls for end to conflict in Ukraine
Vietnam ambassador at the U.N. Dang Hoang Giang speaks at a U.N. General Assembly session, October 12, 2022. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Vietnamese ambassador to the UN called for an end to conflict and the restoration of peace regarding recent developments in Ukraine.

At an emergency session of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, Vietnamese ambassador Dang Hoang Giang affirmed that Vietnam closely follows and is especially concerned about recent developments in Ukraine, according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

All parties need to abide by the U.N. Charter and basic principles of international law, not intervene in internal affairs and not using threat of force in international relations, Giang said. Parties need to resolve conflicts in accordance with international law, especially the principle of respecting countries' independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, he said.

"From a history of going through multiple wars to gain independence, unity and protection of the country, Vietnam understands the value of peace and opposes all behaviors that threaten and use of force to infringe on countries' independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity."

"Vietnam continues to call for an end to conflict, the restoration of peace, security and safety for the people and essential infrastructures."

Giang requested for more dialogues and negotiations to find a long-term peaceful solution for conflicts, with respect to international law and the UN Charter and counting for legitimate interests of relevant parties.

The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution calling on countries not to recognize the four regions of Ukraine which Russia has claimed, following so-called referendums held late last month, and demanding that Moscow reverse course.

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