Emulation must be bound with foreign relation work: PM hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the Foreign Ministry's patriotic emulation congress (Source: http://nguyentandung.org)
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has told the staff of the Foreign Ministry that emulation means efforts to successfully perform assigned foreign relation tasks, for the country’s interest as well as for national construction and defence.

At a congress in Hanoi on October 27 to review the ministry’s patriotic emulation movement during the 2011-2015 period, the PM said the external relations and international integration must be conducted actively and proactively to significantly contribute to fulfilling the leading missions of ensuring peace and stability, enhancing friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation with foreign countries, and protecting the country’s independence, sovereignty, national unification and territorial integrity.

It is necessary to carry out the emulation work in tandem with Party building and implementing the campaign to study and follow the moral example of President Ho Chi Minh, the leader said.

PM Dung, who is also head of the Central Council for Emulation and Rewards, praised collectives and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Vietnam’s foreign affairs, helping heighten the country’s role and prestige in the world arena.

In his report presented at the congress, Deputy Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son said over the past five years, the foreign relation work has been implemented in a synchronous and comprehensive manner, in a right direction and with focal points, bringing in breakthrough outcomes.

During the reviewed period, Vietnam established strategic partnerships, strategic partnerships in a number of areas and comprehensive partnerships with 26 countries, including five standing members of the UN Security Council, he said.

The ministry well performed its role as the advisor of Party and State leaders in guiding foreign relations of ministries, branches and localities, the diplomat added.

The work has remarkably contributed to protecting the country’s sovereignty, accelerating international integration in service of national socio-economic development and elevating the country’s international position, Son said.-VNA