Vietnam consistantly pursues comprehensive, creative diplomacy

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said Vietnam's proactive and flexible diplomatic policies have yielded significant results.

Mr. Minh made the remark at the 30th Diplomatic Conference in Hanoi on Monday, attended by Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Vietnam has fulfilled external affairs goals set by the 12th Party Congress. They included taking advantage of external resources for development and protecting national independence and territorial integrity while maintaining a peaceful and sustainable environment, said Deputy PM Minh.

Vietnam has established strategic and comprehensive partnerships with 27 countries, signed 16 free trade agreements, and held many important positions in the UN and other multilateral organizations.

Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong said the diplomatic sector's achievements in all fields over the past 2 years have strengthened public trust and created a strong consensus of approval of the leadership of the Party and State.

Mr. Trong called on the sector to seize every opportunity to prosper despite the world's complex changes.

We must not be complacent about the progress so far because we still have lots of things to do. It's necessary to review and draw lessons from what we have done to see whether or not we have missed any opportunities. We should check possible bottle necks in our relationships with major partners and decide whether or not the signed framework documents have created the intended benefits. The 12th National Party Congress' assessment of the world situation is important, so we must keep a close eye on global changes and react to perceived risks, he noted

Mr. Trong asked the diplomatic sector to continuously renew the current way of thinking, consistently follow a diplomatic policy of independence and self-reliance, maximize all favorable factors, and improve relations with neighbors and traditional partners.

He underscored the importance of implementing trade agreements, improving economic diplomacy, strengthening coordination between ministries, sectors, and localities, and most importantly, focusing on strategic forecast.

Source: VOV5