Over the past five years, Vietnam’s external affairs have produced outstanding results, thus helping consolidate national security, create favourable conditions for economic development and elevate the country’s position in the international arena.
Vietnamese Ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau (Photo: VNA)
– Over the past five years, Vietnam’s external affairs
have produced outstanding results, thus helping consolidate national security,
create favourable conditions for economic development and elevate the country’s
position in the international arena.
The affirmation was made by Vietnamese Ambassador to India
Pham Sanh Chau in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency on
achievements of the diplomatic sector during the 12th National Party
Congress tenure and expectations for the upcoming 13th tenure.
In the 12th tenure, the diplomatic sector has completed
many great tasks, notably its effective response to changes in the world,
creating a new position and strength to safeguard sovereignty over sea and
islands and territorial integrity, consolidating a peaceful, stable and
favourable environment for development, and amicably handling arising problems.
The relations with other countries, particularly
neighbouring nations and big powers, have been further deepened, while
multilateral diplomacy has witnessed an important transition, from actively
participating in to proactively getting engaged in building and forming
important multilateral institutions, Chau said.
He went on to say that international integration and
economic diplomacy have been stepped up, with the signing of the Regional
Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement a highlight, and citizen
protection has been carried out promptly and effectively.
The sector has also worked proactive and resolutely in the
fields of democracy and human rights, and made efforts to improve the
efficiency of cultural diplomacy and external information.
The sector has truly turned risks into opportunities and transformed
opportunities into advantages for the country, Chau affirmed.
A street decorated to welcome 13th National Party Congress (Photo: VNA)
Regarding the diplomatic work as mentioned in the 13th Congress’s draft documents, the diplomat said that the content continues to
inherit the Party’s wisdom from the previous tenures and contains new
development steps in conformity with the country’s new position and power, its
current diplomatic environment, as well as the complicated and unpredictable
situations of the world and the region.
According to him, the draft documents highlight the key role
and important contributions of external affairs to national construction,
defence and development, and for the first time affirm the diplomatic sector’s
pioneering role with three main targets of creating and maintaining a peaceful
and stable environment, mobilizing outside resources to develop the country,
and improve its position and prestige.
An important new point of the 13th Congress’s
draft documents is defining national interests as the lodestar for external
affairs, Chau added./.