President Tran Dai Quang (3rd, R, Front) and overseas Vietnamese ambassadors and chief representatives abroad (Source: VNA)
Hanoi(VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang has urged Vietnamese representative offices abroad to continue prioritising matters that serve Vietnam’s sustainable development and raise the country’s position in the world arena.

He made the remarks at an August 25 meeting with overseas Vietnamese ambassadors and chief representatives, who come back home to attend the ongoing 29th Diplomatic Conference.

The head of State requested the offices to intensify fundamental research and strategic forecast, and coordinate with competent local agencies to advice the Party and the State about the issuance of diplomatic policies and guidelines on the back of unexpected and complicated developments of the regional and international situations.

These offices were asked to outstandingly perform their role in deepening cooperation and friendship between Vietnam and foreign countries.

The President emphasised the coordination between the representative offices abroad with ministries, agencies and localities at home in promoting collaboration in trade, investment and science-technology between Vietnam and other nations, seeking promising partners to join the global value chain, and mobilising the support of foreign non-governmental orgnisations for national economic development and social welfare.

Cultural diplomacy and foreign news also require more attention as they help promote the history, culture, land and people of Vietnam, he said, stressing the need to boost the affiliation in education-training to improve the quality of human resources, along with people-to-people exchanges.

He reminded the diplomats of studying lessons passed down by the previous generations regarding the struggle for national liberation, sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the combination between economy, culture, national defence, security and foreign affairs, and applying them in the new context.

The ambassadors and chief representatives expressed their resolve to fulfill tasks assigned by the Party, State and people, helping promote Vietnam’s position globally.

The biennial conference of the diplomatic sector opened on August 22 and will last through August 26 with the purpose of seeking measures to increase the efficiency of external activities and international integration to successfully realise the 12th National Party Congress Resolution.-VNA