Vietnam has achieved great achievements of historical significance, which have been contributed by the successful implementation of the foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation, multilateralisation and diversification of international relations, including defence diplomacy and international cooperation activities in security and order of the People's Public Security force.
Truong Sa soldiers safeguarding national sovereignty over sea and islands (Photo: VNA)
- After 35 years of Doi Moi (Renewal), under the
leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Vietnam has achieved great achievements of historical
significance, which have been importantly contributed by the successful implementation
of the foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation,
multilateralisation and diversification of international relations, including
defence diplomacy and international cooperation activities in security and
order of the People's Public Security force.
The statement was made by delegates at the National
Conference on Foreign Affairs implementing the 13th National Party
Congress’s Resolution on December 14.
Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien
said that over the past years, the defence diplomacy work has been carried out
synchronously, comprehensively, flexibly and effectively in both bilateral and
Vietnam has to date established defence ties with more than
100 countries around the world, with many substantial and effective cooperation
mechanisms such as training and exchange of military delegations, cooperation
between armed forces, defence industry, United Nations peacekeeping, among others. These activities have contributed to firmly
safeguarding the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation,
and consolidating and enhancing the position and prestige of the country and
the Vietnamese people's army in the international arena.
In the time to come, the Central Military Commission and the
Ministry of National Defence will continue to concretise and organise the
implementation of defence diplomatic activities in accordance with the foreign policy
of the 13th National Party Congress, considering defence diplomacy as a key
task and an important part of the three pillars of Party diplomacy, State
diplomacy and people-to-people diplomacy.
Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien (Photo: VNA)
It is important to implement the stance of defending the
Fatherland early and from afar in peacetime, making efforts to prevent
conflicts, settle disputes by peaceful means, in accordance with international
law, thus contributing to building a peaceful environment, and strengthening
strategic trust with partners for nation development, Chien stated.
Efforts will be made to promote multilateral defence diplomacy,
make effective proposals; participate in regional and international security
architectures, especially defence cooperative mechanisms with the framework of
ASEAN, and actively join UN peacekeeping operations, he added.
Deputy Minister of Public Security Lieut. Gen. Luong Tam
Quang highlighted ensuring security and order in the scope and territory of the national border and, in non-traditional security issues and international issues for which many countries and international organisations are responsible, as well as the role and tasks of the police force in performing the external
affairs of the Party, State and people.
To successfully implement the foreign policy set out by the
13th National Party Congress, the police force will continue expanding
collaboration with law enforcement agencies of other countries and
international organisations, and actively participating in political and security
institutions and in addressing global security and order issues.
Quang stressed the close combination between diplomacy and
other professional measures to proactively prevent and defeat all plots and sabotages
by hostile forces. He also highlighted the need to firmly consolidate the
security line from afar, from beyond borders and territories, effectively
handle security challenges, and fight transnational crimes./.