Introducing Vietnam's Foreign, Defense Policy in Venezuela
|Defence Attaché Col. Vu The Trung introduces Vietnam's National Defence White Paper. Photo: VNA|
The Vietnamese Embassy in Venezuela has held an event to introduce Vietnam’s foreign and defence policies to relevant authorities of the host and foreign countries, VNA reported.
The event was attended by Vietnamese Ambassador to Venezuela Le Viet Duyen; and Defence Attaché Col. Vu The Trung. On the guest side, there were representatives of the Venezuelan Ministry of Defense, Defense Attachés of some countries in Venezuela such as Mexico, Russia, China, the Netherlands, Iran, Cuba, and Uruguay.
Ambassador Duyen said that Vietnam's foreign policy plays an important role in creating and strengthening its foreign relations for international integration, contributing to facilitating its national building and safeguard, and raising its position in the international arena.
The policy upholds the country’s active implementation of regional and international commitments, and increases its role in building and forming multilateral institutions.
Vietnam is a friend, a reliable partner, and an active and responsible member of the international community; promotes the preservation of a peaceful and stable environment; and actively participates in and fulfills its role in multilateral mechanisms such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the United Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and the Mekong sub-regional cooperation.
It has to date established diplomatic relations with 190 countries, including three special traditional friends, 17 strategic partners, and 13 comprehensive partners, including four Latin American countries of Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, added Duyen.
Meanwhile, Defence Attaché Col. Vu The Trung briefed participants on the nation’s National Defence White Paper, including organisational structure, and the defence policy.
Defence Attaché of the Mexican Embassy in Venezuela Maj. Gen. Vicente Javier Mandujano Acevedo said that this activity helped participants understand more about the country, people, as well as foreign and defence policies of Vietnam, contributing to enhancing mutual trust as well as increasing opportunities for exchanges and cooperation between countries.
|The Vietnam Embassy in Venezuela and a local university in December 2022 celebrated the 78th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) (December 22, 1944 - 2022) and the 33rd All People’s Defence Festival (December 22, 1989 – 2022). Photo: VNA|
The pioneering role of the diplomatic sector will be carried forward in building and maintaining an environment of peace and stability, mobilising external resources to serve the national development and raising the country’s position and reputation in the international arena, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son has said.
This is one of the economic diplomacy focuses set for 2023 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to contribute to achieving the socio-economic targets, the official said in an interview granted to the press on the occasion of the Lunar New Year.
The ministry will continue consistently pursuing the foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralisation and diversification of relations, and active international integration, while maximising the country’s new position and potential, he added.
Diplomatic activities of Party, State, Government, and National Assembly leaders will be stepped up, with the top priorities given to promoting economic cooperation in an effective and pragmatic fashion, according to the minister.
The ministry will also work to diversify export markets, products and supply chains; attract high-quality investment and resources in service of green transition and sustainable development; and remove bottlenecks in the economic ties between Vietnam and its key partners.
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