Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said proactively promoting a favorable environment for development and international integration is the main theme for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this year.
At a meeting in Hanoi on Monday to review diplomatic performance in 2017 and outline tasks for 2018, Minh said the key tasks are to maintain a peaceful, stable environment, attract more resources to serve sustainable development, safeguard Vietnam’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and elevate its status. The Deputy PM urged the diplomatic sector to continue pursuing tasks set by the 12th National Party Congress while creatively improving diplomatic activities.
2017 has been viewed as one of the most fruitful years ever for the diplomatic sector. Vietnam’s successful hosting APEC Year 2017 enhanced its multilateral diplomacy.