Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (Photo: VNA)
– Prime Minister
Pham Minh Chinh said he wants the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be proactive, sharp and creative in order to ensure national interests at a working session with the ministry's officials in Hanoi on June 19 to roll out the foreign policy under the 13th National Party Congress’s resolution.
At the session, Minister Bui Thanh Son
reported on diplomatic achievements and proposed measures to perform his
ministry’s tasks in the time ahead.
PM Chinh applauded the diplomatic sector’s
efforts to uphold its glorious traditions, successfully carry out the Party’s
foreign policy, and put national interests above all amid a very complex and
unpredictable diplomatic context over the past years, thereby substantially
contributing to national construction and defence.
Pointing out certain shortcomings in
diplomatic activities, he asked the sector to devise solutions and stay
proactive, sharp, and creative for the sake of the country and the people.
As the external situation in the
coming years will keep changing fast, complicatedly, and unpredictably, which
will generate intertwined challenges and opportunities, the sector needs to
strongly build on its achievements and successfully carry out the foreign
policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship, cooperation and
development, and multilateralisation and diversification of foreign relations as
stated in the resolution of the 13th National Party Congress, thus guaranteeing
national interests at the highest level, according to the Government leader.
In the new context, he went on, the
Foreign Ministry should strongly promote the sector’s pioneering role in
creating and maintaining a peaceful and stable environment and mobilising resources
for development, helping to raise the country’s stature and prestige.
The PM requested the ministry to keep a close watch on the situation,
provide timely advice to the Party and State about diplomatic guidelines and
policy, while pressing on with and improving the effectiveness of bilateral and
multilateral diplomacy, economic and cultural diplomacy, external information
service, and settlement of overseas Vietnamese affairs./.