Dr Ruvislei González Sáez (File photo)
– A proactive diplomacy that pursues peace is the key helping
Vietnam obtain achievements during its integration into the world over the past
years and raise its stature in the international arena, a Cuban expert has
recent interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency, Dr Ruvislei González Sáez,
Vice Chairman of the Cuba - Vietnam Friendship Association, spoke highly of the
comprehensiveness and consistency in the principle of building an international
environment of peace, stability, and mutual respect in Vietnam’s foreign policy
under the Party’s leadership.
that although some areas or economic indexes of Vietnam have yet to reach the
level of a middle power, its diplomacy has achieved this level in comparison
with other countries. This could be seen in 2010 and 2020, when the country held
the rotational chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
to persuade other countries’ recognition of Vietnam as a market economy are an
example of the Vietnamese diplomacy’s direct contributions to the realisation of
national development targets, he noted.
of values and practices has substantially helped the country increase foreign
direct investment, create more jobs, and boost chances to access advanced
technologies, which has evidenced the harmony between diplomatic activities and
socio-economic interests, according to González.
He expressed his belief that in the time ahead, Vietnam will also record great strides in
cultural diplomacy to contribute to overall diplomatic achievements and help
international friends have better understanding of its identity like what some
neighbouring Asian nations have done.
the Vietnam - Cuba relations, the expert said people-to-people exchange has the
key role to play in further enhancing the special bilateral ties, adding that
the strong mutual trust, the Party and State leaders’ resolve, and the special
sentiment between the two peoples have been making the countries’ relations a
role model of the era./.