30th Diplomatic Conference: repositioning Vietnam’s status

(VOVWORLD) - The 30th Diplomatic Conference is themed "Vietnam's diplomatic work: Proactiveness, Innovation, Effectiveness towards successfully implementing Resolutions of the 12th National Party Congress". It sets many important tasks for the diplomatic sector to contribute to Vietnam’s global integration in the new period.
30th Diplomatic Conference: repositioning Vietnam’s status  - ảnh 1Vietnamese Ambassador to India, Pham Sanh Chau.

The Diplomatic Conference focused on 4 things: implementation of the Resolution of the 12th National Party Congress on foreign relations in the last two years, the global situation and opportunities and challenges for Vietnam to actively and creatively implement the Party’s diplomatic guidelines, implementation of measures to improve multilateral diplomacy, and strengthening the State apparatus and building a contingent of cadres in a professional and modern direction.

Conference of reform and creativity

With the aim of defending national interests, Vietnam has taken advantage of opportunities and overcome challenges to fulfill major diplomatic tasks set by the 12th National Party Congress, including two major groups of solutions set at the 29th Diplomatic Conference. They include taking advantage of foreign resources for national development and protecting national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and a peaceful, stable environment for development.

Vietnamese Ambassador to India, Pham Sanh Chau, said: “The diplomatic sector has recorded many achievements. The most important achievement has been maintaining a peaceful, stable environment. Our main task is to maintain a peaceful and stable environment to avoid disturbance. Vietnam neither follows any country nor backs any country in protesting others.”

Former Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan told the conference that the world is experiencing rapid and complicated changes. If Vietnam doesn’t find appropriate solutions, it will be hard to deal with the challenges of the integration process.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Doan Xung Hung said Vietnam’s diplomatic agencies have made an effort to promote relations with other countries and rally foreign investment. Ambassador Hung said: “We’ve tried to understand the German market and get Germans to adopt a friendly view of Vietnam. Many German people love Vietnam and consider Vietnam a bright spot in Asia. We know that Germany’s states decide their own development path. We have visited each state and its business community to introduce Vietnam’s land and people.”

Elevating national status and power

The most important achievement of the diplomatic sector has been to reinforce a favorable international environment for national development. Vietnam has established comprehensive strategic relations with 27 countries and has negotiated or signed 16 Free Trade Agreements.

With protectionism, trade disputes, and anti-globalization slowing the global economic growth, every diplomat has to be fully aware of their responsibility to their nation. Ambassador Nguyen Nguyet Nga, Vice Chairwoman of Vietnam’s National Committee on Pacific Economic Cooperation and Vice Chairwoman of the APEC post-2020 Vision Group, said: “Vietnam has entered a pivotal development period fueled by sustainability, digital technology, and private economy. It’s the first time Vietnam has identified the private economic sector as its driving force. We have shared interests with many partners, including 27 comprehensive and strategic partners and 59 FTA partners. Our goal is to increase national integration and connect with the world. The diplomatic sector has to catch up with the global trend.”

Vietnam’s status and power after 30 years of renewal has laid a foundation for Vietnam to build a professional and modern diplomatic sector.

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