The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed his joy and admiration when he came to Vietnam on an official two -day visit.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc today presided over the official welcome ceremony and talks with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the Presidential Palace.
I am very happy to return to Vietnam, not as a tourist, but as the UN Secretary General.
The President said that Mr. Guterres was a close friend with the Vietnamese leaders and people, affirming that the UN Secretary General's visit was an event that made a strong impression in the relationship between Vietnam and the UN.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) shook hands with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the Presidential Palace.
Mr. Guterres arrived at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi capital this afternoon.
Secretary General Guterres is scheduled to join President Nguyen Xuan Phuc co -chaired the 45th anniversary of Vietnam to join the United Nations.
Vietnam became the 149th member of the United Nations on September 20, 1977 and has since been a reliable, positive and important partner to the organization's mission.
Cooperation between Vietnam and the United Nations is constantly strengthened and strengthened.
Vietnam is one of 14 countries elected by the General Assembly as a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the term 2023-2025 in the vote on October 11.
Mr. Guterres, former Portuguese Prime Minister, was elected UN Secretary General of January 1, 2017.
The UN Secretary General Guterres received Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang in New York and sent congratulations to Vietnam to be elected the Human Rights Council for the term 2023-2025.