Vietnamese Ambassador Truong Manh Son speaks at the seminar (Source: VNA)
Prague (VNA) – The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM) of the Czech Republic held a seminar on Vietnam’s foreign and economic development policies on September 19 with Vietnamese Ambassador Truong Manh Son invited as the only speaker.

Son informed the participants of his country’s outstanding achievements in economy and external relations after the 30-year renewal process.

Vietnam has become a middle income country with the GDP per capita of over 2,000 USD a year and an average economic growth rate of 6.6 percent. It is speeding up industrialisation, modernisation and international integration.

Vietnam has to date established its diplomatic ties with 185 nations, set up its comprehensive and strategic partnership with many major countries, and fostered economic, trade and investment cooperation with 224 markets in all continents.

It has also participated in over 500 bilateral and multilateral agreements in numerous fields, attracting nearly 260 billion USD in foreign direct investment, Son stated.

He went on to say that the Communist Party of Vietnam has been tied up with over 200 political parties, including the KSCM.

The ambassador also briefed the participants on the East Sea situation, affirming Vietnam’s policy of firmly safeguarding the nation’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and addressing disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, and regional agreements.

He then answered the KSCM members’ queries on Vietnam’s current socio-economic situation, and its policies for Vietnamese people abroad, including those in the Czech Republic.-VNA