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Official highlights combination of Party, State, people-to-people diplomacy

Official highlights combination of Party, State, people-to-people diplomacy

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Swiss counterpart Guy Parmelin (Photo: VNA)   

NDO/VNA - Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Le Hoai Trung has highlighted the need to ensure the Party’s leadership in diplomatic work and the importance of combination of Party, State and people-to-people diplomacy.

Trung granted an interview to the Vietnam News Agency on the threshold of a national foreign affairs conference on slated for December 14 in Hanoi.

This is the first time the national foreign affairs conference has been held, Trung stated, adding that it is of significance to realise the 13th National Party Congress’s Resolution and assess the achievements gained in the past 35 years of renewing the country’s foreign affairs, look back on experience lessons, and identifying arising issues.

Regarding Vietnam's foreign policy of independence and self-reliance for peace, friendship, cooperation and development, multilateralisation, diversification and comprehensive international integration, Trung emphasised that the country has achieved many positive results in its extensive international integration process.

By maintaining an environment of peace, Vietnam has taken advantage of favourable conditions for socio-economic and cultural development, and handled challenges, including traditional and non-traditional security challenges.

Regarding Party diplomacy in the 2021-2026 tenure, Trung stated that Vietnam advocates expanding the Party's external relations, firstly with neighbouring countries to create a political foundation and orientation for relations in all aspects, as well as with other political parties, ruling parties and those participating in political life in countries, to gain political support for State relations and people-to-people diplomacy.

According to Trung, the national foreign affairs conference this time will set out specific orientations, directions and strategies for agencies, ministries and branches in this field, and discuss measures to promote the effectiveness of coordination between agencies and localities, and between Party diplomacy, State diplomacy and people-to-people diplomacy.

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