HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trần Lưu Quang asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to advise the Party and State on external policies as well as suitable measures and steps to optimise opportunities and advantages for national development and defence security during a working session with its leaders on Tuesday on foreign relations work in 2023. He requested the sector to continue to follow the external policy adopted by the 13th National Party Congress and Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng’s direction at the national foreign relations conference in 2021, focusing on maintaining peace and stability, serving national socio-economic development and enhancing the country’s prestige. The Foreign Ministry should continue promoting extensive, in-depth and comprehensive international integration, firmly consolidating border peace, stability, friendship and development, optimising favourable international factors, outside resources as well as signed international agreements to serve the rapid and sustainable growth of the country, the deputy PM instructed. Quang lauded the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ efforts to build a strategy on the building and development of the sector until 2030, asking the ministry to pay greater attention to Party building and human resources development. The sector renovated its mindset and operations for higher efficiency, while staying attached to the Party’s external policy, and focusing on carrying out strategies, programmes and projects in the field of external relations, he said.
Mar 21 2023