Tuesday, October 25 2016


President meets Vietnamese ambassadors abroad

Update: August, 26/2016 - 10:14
President Trần Đại Quang meets with overseas Vietnamese ambassadors and chief representatives, who returned home to attend the on-going 29th Diplomatic Conference. — Photo nhandan.com.vn

HÀ NỘI — President Trần Đại Quang has urged Vietnamese representative offices abroad to continue prioritising matters that serve Việt Nam’s sustainable development and raise the country’s standing in the world arena.

He made the remarks at a meeting yesterday with overseas Vietnamese ambassadors and chief representatives, who returned home to attend the on-going 29th Diplomatic Conference.

The head of State requested the offices to intensify fundamental research and strategic forecasting, and co-ordinate with competent local agencies to advise the Party and the State about the issuance of diplomatic policies and guidelines on the back of unexpected and complicated developments in regional and international situations.

These offices were asked to perform their role diligently in deepening co-operation and friendship between Việt Nam and foreign countries.

The President emphasised the co-ordination between representative offices abroad and ministries, agencies and localities at home in promoting collaboration in trade, investment and science-technology between Việt Nam and other nations, seeking promising partners to join the global value chain, and mobilising the support of foreign non-governmental organisations for national economic development and social welfare.

Cultural diplomacy and foreign news also require more attention as they help promote the history, culture, land and people of Việt Nam, he said, stressing the need to boost the affiliation in education-training to improve the quality of human resources, along with people-to-people exchanges.

He reminded the diplomats of adhering to lessons passed down by previous generations regarding the struggle for national liberation, sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the combination between economy, culture, national defence, security and foreign affairs, and applying them in the new context.

The ambassadors and chief representatives expressed their resolve in fulfilling tasks assigned by the Party, State and people, helping to promote Việt Nam’s position globally.

A day earlier they also had a meeting with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.

The five-day biennial conference of the diplomatic sector opened on Monday with the purpose of seeking measures to increase the efficiency of external activities and international integration to successfully realise the 12th National Party Congress Resolution. — VNS

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