Phong extolled the UN’s support to Vietnam’s socio-economic development, especially poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS prevention and control, child care and protection, disaster prevention, climate change response, administrative reform and improvement of Vietnam’s capacity in global integration, which has contributed to the promotion of the country’s sustainable development. Vietnam will continue to be a responsible member of the United Nations and actively engage in the organization’s activities to ensure peace, stability, cooperation and development. Over the past more than four decades of membership of the UN, Vietnam has always been an active, proactive and responsible member and effectively assumed its roles assigned by the bloc, Phong said. She praised the UN for, via its representative offices in Vietnam, providing effective support for the Vietnamese legislative body ’s operations, including carrying out projects with several of its committees and working with the Inter-Parliamentary Union to build a set of tools for lawmakers to assess the achievement of the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). Malhotra, in turn, reaffirmed the UN’s commitment to working closely with the Vietnamese legislature to enhance its supervisory and law-making role and actualize the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development.