President asks new ambassadors to promote economic diplomacy
President Tran Dai Quang has asked newly-accredited ambassadors and heads of Vietnamese representative offices overseas to promote economic diplomacy to serve the country's sustainable development.
Speaking with 24 new ambassadors and heads of Vietnamese representative offices overseas after presenting appointment decisions to them on Thursday, the President urged the diplomats to adapt their mindsets to turn challenges into opportunities, to help Vietnam benefit from rapid changes in the region and the world. He said: "The diplomats need to keep close track of regional and global developments in order to make in-depth analyses and accurate forecasts, along with proposing effective solutions to deepen Vietnam's external relations with foreign countries, especially with neighboring ones, power nations, and important partners. You need to coordinate with relevant ministries and departments in prevention and warnings against conflicts, and pursuing peaceful settlement of disputes based on international law and regional principles of conduct.
President Quang asked the diplomats to help diversify and expand export markets for Vietnamese products and attract high-quality foreign investment. He also tasked them with implementing the Party and State's consistent policy of active involvement in multilateral forums and organisations, especially in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) along with regional forums and mechanisms, and the United Nations (UN).
The President also stressed the importance of the protection of Vietnamese nationals overseas, adding they are indispensable part of Vietnam.