Vietnam’s economic development and global integration are on the right track, Vietnamese Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nguyen Trung Thanh told delegations in Geneva on September 17.

Vietnam is accelerating its administrative reforms while striving to become a trustworthy partner of the international community, the diplomat said.

Vietnam hopes to promote the human rights protection as a candidate to the Human Rights Council for the 2014-2016 tenure, Thanh noted.

Sharing the ambassador’s views, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Quoc Khanh said Vietnam has participated in an increasingly active manner in the WTO during its six years of membership.

In addition to establishing relationship with major partners such as the WTO, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its member countries, Vietnam has also strengthened its ties with such organisations as the Cairns Group of 19 agricultural product exporting countries and new WTO members.

Vietnam is working with other WTO member states to remove bottlenecks from the Doha round of global trade talks, with a solution sought before the ninth WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali , Indonesia next December.

However, Khanh stressed the need for Vietnam to work harder in revamping its commercial system and integrate more actively in the global economy.-VNA