Ministry of Foreign Affairs hailed for contribution to Party’s foreign policy

Monday, 2019-05-13 10:52:27
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Politburo member Tran Quoc Vuong (standing) speaks at the meeting with MOFA leaders in Hanoi on May 13. (Photo:
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NDO – Politburo member Tran Quoc Vuong has praised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) for its positive contribution to the Party’s foreign policy in the past few years.

The senior Party official, who is also Permanent member of the Secretariat, held a working session with the MOFA’s Party Committee on May 13, to discuss preparations of the related documents for the upcoming 13th National Party Congress on the competence of the ministry.

Speaking at the event, Vuong highly praised the preparation of MOFA in contributing to the construction of the 13th National Party Congress documents, emphasising that the institutionalisation and implementation of the foreign policy set by the Party in the Political Platform 2011 and the pervious 11th and 12th National Party Congresses has achieved important results.

In the past three years of implementing the Resolution of the 12th National Party Congress, foreign relations have been one of the bright spots in the overall achievements of the nation, with independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, as well as a peaceful, stable and favourable environment for development, continuing to be sustained. Relations with countries, especially key partners, continue to be strengthened and deepened. Multilateral foreign affairs have made an important change, actively participating in building and shaping important multilateral institutions. International integration and economic diplomacy have been promoted, attracting more resources to serve the country's development.

Protection of citizens and overseas Vietnamese has made important progress. Dialogues have been held regularly to enhance mutual understanding, narrow disagreements and overcome differences. Cultural diplomacy and external information activities have been renovated towards improving efficiency and the effectiveness of promoting and propagating the country’s image. The Party external relations, State diplomacy and people-to-people diplomacy have achieved important and substantive results. Party building work in the diplomatic sector has been a focus, especially training for diplomatic staff and reforming the apparatus.

At the session, Politburo member Vuong pointed out the limitations and shortcomings in deploying the Political Platform 2011 and the Resolution of the 12th National Party Congress on foreign affairs, while discussing new tasks and solutions for foreign affairs work.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh, who is also a Politburo member, affirmed that the MOFA will strengthen its efforts to coordinate with other relevant ministries, departments and localities to successfully implement the foreign policy of the 12th National Party Congress, as well as actively contributing to the construction of related documents of the upcoming 13th National Party Congress, especially those on forming the foreign affairs policy.