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16/01/2018 - 11:57

Diplomatic sector helps raise Vietnam’s position

NDO/VNA – Vietnam’s diplomatic sector made great contributions to maintaining peace and stability, serving development and increasing the country’s position in 2017.

Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh speaking at the conference (Credit: VGP)

Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh speaking at the conference (Credit: VGP)

The statement was made at the Foreign Ministry’s conference to review its work in 2017 and set forth orientations and tasks for 2018.

Participants agreed that 2017 was considered one of the most successful years in terms of foreign relations. Relations with important and prioritised partners, especially neighbouring and big ones, developed in a deep, stable and sustainable manner.

Notably, the success of the APEC Year 2017 contributed to confirming the role of Vietnam’s multilateral diplomacy.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said that the regional and global situations continue to complexly develop in 2018.

Therefore, the inclusive and most important task of the sector is to continue maintaining the peaceful and stable environment, attract more resources to serve sustainable development, safeguard the nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and improve the position and strength of the nation, Minh stated.

This year, the foreign ministry will work to create a favourable environment for development and international integration./.

NDO

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