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Vietnam supports counter-terrorism efforts

New York (VNA) - Vietnam is committed to counter-terrorism and the non-proliferation of mass destruction weapons under international treaties to which it is a party and resolutions of the UN Security Council.

Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN Ambassador Hoang Chi Trung delivered the statement at the open debate of the Security Council on the work of the 1267 Committee, the Counter-Terrorism Committee and the 1540 Committee, in New York on May 6.

Since becoming a member of the UN Security Council, Vietnam has made constructive contributions to the work of these three committees, Trung said. He particularly noted Vietnam’s assumption of the vice chairmanship of the Counter-Terrorism Committee.

Trung commended the achievements of the 1267 Committee’s activities aimed at improving the effectiveness and full and fair implementation of the 1267 sanctions regime.

The ambassador affirmed Vietnam’s support for the Counter-Terrorism Committee’s efforts in considering the Preliminary Implementation Assessments (PIAs), which serve to intensify dialogue with every member state of resolution 1373 (2001).

“Vietnam will continue to participate in the discussion of the Survey of the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001) by member states, considering this document as providing a global picture of counter-terrorism efforts and identifying areas for further international cooperation to improve existing efforts,” the diplomat said.

Trung went on to praise the efforts made by the 1540 Committee during the past six months in working to coordinate the implementation of resolution 1540.

The Vietnamese representative put forth three initiatives to advance the work of the three committees, focusing on increasing meaningful dialogues with member states and enhancing their support for the work of the committees.

He urged the committees to continue their efforts to get a detailed and correct picture of the efforts made by member states, understanding their difficulties and challenges and engaging them in finding appropriate measures to improve the implementation.

The ambassador also noted the improvement of coordination amongst the three committees and their expert groups as another important task in the coming months.

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