Vietnam presided over a United Nations Security
Council session on January 13.
A view of the UN Security Council session on January 13
During the session, the organisation adopted a
resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah
Agreement (UNMHA) in Yemen and listened to a report on activities of the UN
mission overseeing the peace agreement in Colombia.
The council unanimously adopted Resolution
2505extending the mandate of the UNMHA until July 15.
The UNMHA was established by the UN SecurityCouncil
under Resolution 2452 on January 16, 2019, with the main task ofoverseeing a
ceasefire and the troop redeployment in Yemen’s Hodeidah city
andcoordinating UN efforts to help the parties implement the Hodeidah
At the session, the Security Council alsolistened to
Carlos Ruiz Massieu, the UN Secretary-General’s SpecialRepresentative for
Colombia and head of the UN Verification Mission in thecountry, delivering
the Secretary-General’s report on Colombia’s situation, themission’s
activities over the last three months and proposals submitted to thecouncil.
Representing Vietnam – President of the UNSecurity
Council in January, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’sPermanent
Mission to the UN, spoke highly of the commitments and efforts by
theColombian Government and relevant parties over the past three years since
thesigning of a peace agreement.
Vietnam asked them to give the top priority
toensuring security and development for all Colombian people, including
warveterans. It also called on the international community to increase
support forthe Colombian Government in such important fields as improving
law enforcementcapacity; replacing illicit crops; preventing illegal
economic activities,crimes and violence; and reclaiming mine-contaminated
The country holds that it is necessary to stepup
measures for developing economy, boosting social cohesion, and
developingrural areas, housing, education and employment to sustain the
strides obtainedso far, Quy said.
The UN Verification Mission in Colombia was setup
under Resolution 2366 of the UN Security Council in 2017./.VNA