Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son addresses the Homeland's Spring programme, an event for overseas Vietnamese to celebrate the Lunar New Year festival in the country, in Hanoi on January 22 (Photo: VNA)
– The important
achievements in external affairs last year affirmed the clear-sighted foreign
policy of the Party and State, the support and consensus of the entire political
system and people, and the close coordination among all-level authorities and
So said Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh
Son while talking to the press about the outstanding diplomatic achievements of Vietnam in
the recent past, attributing those accomplishments to major contributions by agencies
of external affairs, with the diplomatic sector being the core.
He pointed to the significant accomplishments, such as Vietnam promoted ties with partners to help consolidate the stability of
external relations, noting that the country also worked effectively to
elevate multilateral foreign relations, which continued to affirm its stature
Efforts in external affairs continued helping
firmly safeguard the sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity of the country; economic
diplomacy was implemented in a strong and increasingly practical and effective
manner; while cultural diplomacy further popularised images of Vietnam’s land,
people, and culture.
Besides, overseas Vietnamese affairs were
handled more comprehensively and strongly, Son went on, highlighting the
uniform and effective protection of citizens amid the complex COVID-19
The minister held that in 2021, Vietnamese
people both at home and abroad brought into play the national solidarity,
patriotism, and self-reliance to overcome difficulties and challenges.
He noted the attainments last year and during the past 35 years of “Doi moi” (Renewal) have created strong confidence for stepping up
socio-economic recovery and development as well as integration into the world,
thereby helping to successfully realise the development aspiration and vision
of the Party, State, and people.
The diplomatic sector always goes along with the nation and devotes itself to the Fatherland and people, the official affirmed./.