Viet Nam
Practice Relating to Nuclear Weapons
In 2011, in a statement before the UN General Assembly (UNGA) during the 113th Plenary Meeting of its 65th Session on Agenda Item 162: Revitalizing the Work of the Conference on Disarmament and Taking forward Multilateral Disarmament Negotiations, the permanent representative of Viet Nam stated:
First, nuclear disarmament remains the highest priority in disarmament. I would like to recall the adoption of UNGA Resolution 65/56 on Nuclear Disarmament which called upon the CD [Conference on Disarmament] to establish, as soon as possible and as the highest priority, an ad hoc committee on nuclear disarmament early in 2011 and to commence negotiations on a phased programme of nuclear disarmament leading to the total elimination of nuclear weapons within a specified framework of time, including a nuclear weapons convention. To this end, I urge Nuclear-Weapon States to take further substantive and practical actions towards complete nuclear disarmament, particularly by taking the lead in commencing negotiations for a Nuclear Weapons Convention.
Third, multilateral disarmament negotiations should be aimed at strengthening peace and international security and achieving the ultimate goal of the elimination of the danger of a nuclear war and the implementation of measures to halt and reverse the arms race. …
It is a consistent policy of Viet Nam to strive for peace and support non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction towards general and complete disarmament. Viet Nam has acceded to all major multilateral treaties on prohibiting weapons of mass destruction and has been an active member of many United Nations disarmament bodies. In the region of South East Asia, it is also closely working with other Member States of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other partners in the implementation of the [1995 Bangkok] Treaty on the South East Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (SEANWFZ) and its Plan of Action. Viet Nam would continue to work with all other international partners in pursuit of further progress in the field of disarmament. 
Viet Nam, Statement by the permanent representative of Viet Nam before the UN General Assembly during the 113th Plenary Meeting of its 65th Session on Agenda Item 162: Revitalizing the Work of the Conference on Disarmament and Taking forward Multilateral Disarmament Negotiations, 27 July 2011, pp. 1–2.