Party official calls for improving people-to-people diplomacy

08:58 | 19/01/2017 Events

Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Dinh The Huynh called for improving the efficiency of people-to-people diplomacy during a conference in Hanoi on January 18.

Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Dinh The Huynh speaks at the conference

The conference on people-to-people diplomacy, hosted by the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, gathered nearly 300 delegates from the Vietnam Fatherland Front and mass organisations, as well as representatives from ministries, agencies and localities.

Speaking at the event, Huynh requested for the further strengthening of collaboration among mass organisations in people-to-people diplomacy, and the coordination between people-to-people diplomacy and the Party and State diplomacy to fully tap collective power and serve national interests amid global integration.

In people-to-people diplomacy work, it is necessary to continue improving the efficiency of external information services, he said.

Concluding the event, head of the commission Hoang Binh Quan spoke highly of recommendations in relation to assigned tasks, contributing to the common external relations of the Party and State.

On the occasion, the commission presented the insignia “For the Cause of People-to-people Diplomacy” for the first time to former Vice State President and President of the Vietnam Foundation for Peace and Development (VFPD) Nguyen Thi Binh, VFPD Vice President Trinh Ngoc Thai, Chairman of the Vietnam Committee for Asian-African-Latin American Solidarity and Cooperation Pham Van Chuong, Chairman of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association Vu Mao and Vice Chairman of the Vietnam-China Friendship Association Bui Hong Phuc.

The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations, the Vietnam Red Cross Society and the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association received emulation flags for their achievements in people-to-people diplomacy.