Joining the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a decision
of great historical significance at both national and regional levels,
Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh has stated on the occasion of
the 19th anniversary of Vietnam’s official membership in the bloc
(July 28, 1995-July 28, 2014).
In an interview
granted to the press, the diplomat said at the national level, the
decision paved the way for Vietnam to become more integrated into
the region, allowing the country to join hands in building a regional
environment of peace, stability and cooperation.