Delegates at the plenary session of the 30th Diplomatic Conference (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Promoting and enhancing the role of multilateral diplomacy in the context of intensive international integration was the main topic of a plenary session of the 30th Diplomatic Conference in Hanoi on August 16.

Chaired by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung, the session saw the participation of leaders from relevant ministries, agencies and sectors as well as heads of Vietnamese representative agencies abroad.

The participants thoroughly grasped the Directive No. 25-CT/TW on promoting and enhancing the role of multilateral diplomacy until 2030 issued by the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat on August 8, 2018, and agreed on the significance of the issuance of the directive in the current context.

The directive will be a guideline for Vietnam’s multilateral diplomatic affairs over the next years in all fields such as economy, politics, defence, security, society, environment, education-training, science-technology and culture.

They held that Vietnam’s multilateral diplomacy have been expanded and enhanced both regionally and globally.

The delegates stressed the need for the country to have an overall strategy and plans of action, as well as resources and a contingent of capable officials to implement the directive.

Vietnam should focus on a number of prioritized tasks in the coming time, such as successfully taking over the ASEAN Chairmanship in 2020, running for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council in the 2020-2021 term and boosting cooperation within regional frameworks, the participants noted.-VNA