Top legislator meets heads of diplomatic representative offices abroad

Thứ Tư, 15/03/2023, 08:39

Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Vuong Dinh Hue held a meeting with chiefs of Vietnamese diplomatic representative missions abroad for the 2023 to 2026 term on March 13 in Hanoi.

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Top legislator meets heads of diplomatic representative offices abroad

The top Vietnamese legislator hailed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its efforts made in personnel preparation for overseas offices through training courses and working sessions held alongside ministries, agencies, and localities.

He acknowledged the diplomatic sector’s various contributions to the nation’s role, reputation, and position within the international arena, which has facilitated the overall development of the sector.

NA Chairman Hue underline the importance of the country's synergy strength to the diplomatic sector, citing Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong as saying that the strength is formed by that of the nation and the era.

“We need to advance Vietnam’s diplomacy to contribute more to raising the country’s reputation, position and role in the international arena,” he emphasized, asking the mission chiefs to be fully aware of and competently implement major tasks and orientations in external affairs as set in relevant resolutions and directions.

He noted that diplomatic channels, including that of the legislature, should be implemented concertedly, urging the diplomats to step up relations between the Vietnamese NA and its counterparts in the countries where they work. This should include playing a more active role in building multilateralism mechanisms, including inter-parliamentary forums and contributing to maintaining peace, stability, and development in the region and the world.

The NA leader highlighted the significance of Directive No. 15-CT/TW adopted by the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat on August 10, 2022, on economic diplomacy in service of national development by 2030, stating that practical efficiency must be the top criterion in economic diplomacy.

Citizen protection and overseas Vietnamese affairs should therefore be a regular task, he continued, asking the officials to competently carry out the Politburo’s Conclusion No. 12-KL/TW on overseas Vietnamese affairs moving forward.

NA Chairman Hue suggested the diplomats learn from foreign countries’ experience in terms of building law and the rule-of-law state, the legislature's supervision work, and the prevention and handling of international trade disputes.

The leader moved to assign specific tasks to heads of missions in Europe, Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.