09:00 | 01/03/2018 Events
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh highly valued the coordination between foreign affairs bodies of the Party, Government and National Assembly.
|Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh speaking at the meeting - Credit: Foreign Ministry|
The Deputy PM made the statement at a meeting in Hanoi on February 28 between the Foreign Ministry, the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations and the NA Committee for Foreign Affairs.
He stressed the need for the effective implementation of foreign relations activities in 2018 towards the goal of maintaining a peaceful environment for development and safeguarding the territorial sovereignty.
It is crucial to deepen relations with partners, promote international integration and attract resources for national growth, while enhancing the country’s role at regional and international forums, he added.
Deputy PM Minh also asked the agencies to actively promote the settlement of disputes, conduct citizen protection activities, as well as facilitate the quality of strategic research and forecasting.
Last year, the Foreign Ministry proposed 50 projects, maintained and promoted relations with neighbouring and regional nations and important partners, and harmonised relations with major countries.
It coordinated with relevant agencies to successfully organise the APEC Year 2017 with 243 activities, notably the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in November.
Meanwhile, parliamentary external relations activities were plentiful with the receiving of 43 parliamentarian delegations, the sending of 26 delegations abroad to attend major forums and meetings, particularly the 26th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in early 2018.