Vietnam urges settlement of security, humanitarian issues in West Africa, Sahel
A meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on June 30, 2021. (Photo: VNA)
NDO/VNA – A Vietnamese representative called for the settlement of security and humanitarian challenges in West Africa and the Sahel while attending the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)’s meeting on July 8.
Minister Counselor Nguyen Phuong Tra, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, recognised the political process in the region, particularly the recent establishment of new governments and parliaments in some countries.
She shared concerns over the security and humanitarian situation in West Africa and the Sahel while condemning the attacks against civilians there.
The diplomat appealed to all stakeholders to strengthen the protection of civilians and UN staff and peacekeepers and ensure that civilians’ legitimate interests and humanitarian aid activities are not impeded.
Vietnam highly values efforts by the UN, UNOWAS, regional organisations, and the G5 Sahel force to contribute to peace, security, development, and promotion of the political process in the region, Tra stressed.
She called for the enhancement of preventive diplomacy, early warning, conflict prevention, and reconciliation during the settlement of regional conflicts, with threats posed by climate change to regional security taken into account.
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