Vietnam, Indonesia call for dialogues to establish peace in Colombia

Friday, 2020-10-16 13:39:26
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Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy joins the UNSC’s meeting via video teleconference. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam and Indonesia, the two ASEAN member states at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), have laid stress on the need to enhance dialogues and carry out peace commitments in Colombia.

At the UNSC’s meeting on Colombia’s situation held via video teleconference recently, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s mission to the UN, said Vietnam and Indonesia acknowledged recent positive steps of developments of the Peace Agreement in Colombia.

He suggested relevant parties give overriding priority to protect civilians, particularly women and children, amidst increasing violence and attacks aimed at the Colombian community.

Emphasising the significance of economic development measures in the peace process, Quy hoped that the Colombian government, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (RAFC), the National Reintegration Council, the UN and international and regional organisations support the building and implementation of a socio-economic strategy for Colombia, including measures to help veterans stabilise their lives.

At the meeting, the UNSC’s members committed to supporting the Colombian government to implement the Peace Agreement, socio-economic development projects, and measures to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic. They wished the relevant sides would complete public policies, and enhance measures ensure safety for the vulnerable communities during the reintegration process.