The event brought together dozens of Canadian and Vietnamese experts and scholars who are interested in Việt Nam's foreign policy in the Hồ Chí Minh era. The policy focused on how to deal with relations with big countries, enlist outside support and use all available tools in foreign policy, he said. The flexible and adaptable foreign policy was based on principles for world peace and social progress, he added. According to Fernandez, Việt Nam today is following the right line and policies that President Hồ Chí Minh left for the nation. Việt Nam's domestic and international achievements are rooted in the immortal legacy of President Hồ Chí Minh, he went on.