In recent years, localities nationwide have actively promoted overall diplomatic activities to seek cross-sector international cooperation, according to a recent online conference on diplomatic activities.

At the event, representatives from 63 provinces and cities discussed issues ranging from cross-border labour management, citizenship protection, experience in attracting foreign investment, and the promotion and preservation of the nation’s traditional cultural values.

Giving their opinion on cross-border labour management, representatives from the northern province of Ha Giang reported the increasing trend in the number of residents seeing employment in China.

In order to address the matter, the province has introduced numerous programmes to help generate household income and improve access to concessionary financial supports as well as creating more jobs locally and internationally.

Representatives from the Central city of Da Nang requested authorised bodies to give early guidance on new laws such as the Law on Immigration and Migration and Foreign Residence in Vietnam, as well as the new Land Law, in regards to citizenship protection.

Representatives from Hai Phong city and Quang Nam province shared their experience in economic diplomatic collaboration, stressing that localities should prepare their infrastructure and reform administrative policies to attract more foreign investors.

External cultural activities have been actively promoted in the provinces and many have completed their strategic diplomatic programmes through 2020.

Four cultural heritage sites were recognised and re-inscribed by the UNESCO, the Trang An Tourism Complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh, Vi-Giam folk singing, official documents of the reign of the Nguyen Dynasty, and Dong Van Karst plateau.

Many cultural activities were held in localities and abroad to boost the nation’s cultural character and serve social cultural goals.

In recent years, diplomatic activities have resulted in significant achievements contributing to maintaining a peaceful and stable environment as well as bolstering relations between Vietnam and international partners.-VNA