Press contributes significantly to the success of Vietnam’s external affairs in 2020

Tuesday, 2021-01-19 15:53:36
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Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh speaks at the meeting. (Photo: Hanoimoi)
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NDO – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has hailed the press’s collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in a difficult 2020, voicing his hope that such essential and valuable cooperation will be maintained in the time ahead, contributing to successfully realising the external relations tasks assigned by the Party and State.

Speaking at the MOFA’s annual meeting with domestic news agencies in Hanoi on January 19, Deputy PM Minh affirmed that despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all areas of life last year, including foreign affairs activities, Vietnam’s diplomatic work rose above difficulties and attained many significant achievements, especially in ASEAN and at the United Nations General Assembly.

Bilateral and multilateral meetings still went ahead using new forms, ensuring the maintenance of Vietnam’s relations with its important partners, he added.

Deputy PM and FM Pham Binh Minh presents the "For the cause of foreign affairs" insignia to some collectives and individuals. (Photo: Hanoimoi)

The official highly praised reporters’ responsiveness, creativity and bravery and applauded their remarkable contributions in conveying foreign relations successes to both the people nationwide and the international community, thereby significantly contributing to successes in the country’s external affairs.

On this occasion, Deputy PM Minh presented the Foreign Minister’s Certificate of Merit and the “For the cause of foreign affairs” insignia to a number of individuals and collectives with outstanding performances in diplomatic work in 2020.