PM wants diplomatic sector to be more proactive, sharp, innovative hinh anh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said he wants the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be proactive, sharp and creative in order to ensure national interests at a working session with the ministry's officials in Hanoi on June 19 to roll out the foreign policy under the 13th National Party Congress’s resolution. 

At the session, Minister Bui Thanh Son reported on diplomatic achievements and proposed measures to perform his ministry’s tasks in the time ahead.

PM Chinh applauded the diplomatic sector’s efforts to uphold its glorious traditions, successfully carry out the Party’s foreign policy, and put national interests above all amid a very complex and unpredictable diplomatic context over the past years, thereby substantially contributing to national construction and defence.

Pointing out certain shortcomings in diplomatic activities, he asked the sector to devise solutions and stay proactive, sharp, and creative for the sake of the country and the people.

As the external situation in the coming years will keep changing fast, complicatedly, and unpredictably, which will generate intertwined challenges and opportunities, the sector needs to strongly build on its achievements and successfully carry out the foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship, cooperation and development, and multilateralisation and diversification of foreign relations as stated in the resolution of the 13th National Party Congress, thus guaranteeing national interests at the highest level, according to the Government leader.

In the new context, he went on, the Foreign Ministry should strongly promote the sector’s pioneering role in creating and maintaining a peaceful and stable environment and mobilising resources for development, helping to raise the country’s stature and prestige.

The PM requested the ministry to keep a close watch on the situation, provide timely advice to the Party and State about diplomatic guidelines and policy, while pressing on with and improving the effectiveness of bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, economic and cultural diplomacy, external information service, and settlement of overseas Vietnamese affairs./.