|Vietnam elected to UN Human Rights Council for 2023-2025 tenure. (Photo: Vietnamese Mission to the UN/WVR)
In an interview granted to the media, the Minister congratulated the Vietnamese government and people on the success, saying the result demonstrates Vietnamese people’s aspiration.
Vietnam and Bangladesh have a “fantastic” bilateral relationship, he said, adding that in a multilateral setting, the two countries had served as UN Human Rights Council members.
They worked really closely to finalise a resolution related to climate change and migration, he continued.
According to the official, in the changing global order, challenges will be even greater compared to the tenure when both countries were UN Human Rights Council members in 2014-2016.
Given this, he suggested the two countries adapt themselves quickly, saying countries, not just Vietnam and Bangladesh, should understand each other better.
Minister Shahriar Alam also noted that human rights is a vast topic integrally linked with economic development.
Vietnam and Bangladesh share similarities in culture and both experienced bloody wars to gain liberation, he said, suggesting the two countries work to promote peace and take it as the centre in decision making.