Cooperation with ASEAN reviewed

15:38 | 31/12/2014

VGP – The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a meeting on December 30 to review the country’s cooperation with ASEAN in 2014 and set out its tasks for 2015.

In 2014, Viet Nam participated proactively in all activities of ASEAN, said the ministry, which works as the National Coordinating Agency for ASEAN Cooperation.

The bloc continued efforts in realizing the roadmap of building an ASEAN Community by 2015 and achieved important results; enhanced internal solidarity and consensus; boosted relations with dialogue partners and promoted its key role in regional forums; and promoted its central role in the forming regional structure, particularly coping with arising challenges in the region.

To prepare for the next ten years, ASEAN launched the construction of the ASEAN Community’s post 2015 Vision to seek ways and measures to boost the bloc’s connectivity, improve its adaptability, role and position to face complicated and unpredictable developments of the regional and international situation.

Viet Nam contributed to ASEAN cooperation and promoting solidarity, consensus and the central role of the bloc in addressing major challenges in the region, especially in the East Sea.

The meeting highlighted the importance of 2015 to bring the bloc to a new phase in establishing the community and building its post 2015 vision when regional and international situation is posing challenges for the bloc’s solidarity, consensus and central role in the region.

In 2015, Viet Nam will focus on fostering the establishment of the ASEAN Community,participate in mapping out the post 2015 Vision of the ASEAN Community and Master Plans to implement the Vision. Viet Nam will continue to promote solidarity, consensus and the central role of ASEAN in maintaining peace, stability, security and cooperation in the region.
The country will also make contributions to boosting the bloc’s external relations, continuing fulfilling the country’s coordinating role in the ASEAN-EU dialogue relationship and preparing for its coordinating role in the ASEAN-India dialogue relationship.

In addition, coordination among relevant agencies of Viet Nam will be enhanced to get ready for the community’s establishment and development.

                                                                                                                                    By Vien Nhu