Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted a banquet for international guests in Hanoi on August 28 in celebration of the 69 th National Day (September 2).

Addressing his distinguished guests, PM Dung spoke of the significance of dialogue, cooperation, and mutual respect on a win-win basis and in conformity with international law and mutual norms.

These principles act as a foundation and are the most fundamental and efficient methods for maintaining peace, stability and development for all nations, he said.

“We are deeply aware that our country’s development is closely attached to peace, stability, and prosperity in the region and the world at large,” he said.

He stated that Vietnam will spare no effort to actively and responsibly contribute to security and mutual development in the region and the world.

Vietnam is determined to work together with other ASEAN member states to speed up the building of an ASEAN Community and establish a regional architecture with ASEAN playing a central role, and heighten respect for international law and developing standard codes of conduct for the region, the PM said.

On the occasion, he thanked the Governments and people of all the countries, partners and international friends providing valuable assistance to and cooperating productively with Vietnam in the past.

On behalf of the guests, the Ambassador of Venezuela, Jorge Rondon Ucategui, acting head of the Diplomatic Corps, expressed hope that Vietnam makes further advances to becoming an industrial country by 2020.-VNA