Vietnam hailed as respected member of int’l community  hinh anh 1At National Conference on Foreign Affairs (Photo: VNA)

Berlin (VNA) – President of the Germany – Vietnam Association and former German Ambassador to Vietnam for 2007-2011 tenure Rolf Schulze high highly valued Vietnam’s foreign policy, expressing his belief that ties between the two countries will grow further.

In an interview recently granted to Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reporters in Berlin on the occasion of the first National Conference on Foreign Affairs held in Vietnam, Schulze stressed that Vietnam – with its commitment to multilateralism and international cooperation based on law – is a respected member of the international community.

He said Vietnam has made important contributions to ensuring peace and stability in the world. At the United Nations, Vietnam joined hands to deal with challenges faced by the international community.

Vietnam hailed as respected member of int’l community  hinh anh 2Vietnam attends a meeting of the United Nations Security Council (Photo: VNA)

Meanwhile, journalist Rui Wei, head of the Vietnamese section at China Radio International, also lauded Vietnam’s external relations, which he said, have created favourable conditions for socialism building and national defence.

He emphasised that over the past years, Vietnam has increasingly played its important role on international arena, with active contributions to almost important international organisations and forums, thus fulfilling a number of tasks. Vietnam is now an active member of over 70 regional and global organisations and plays a significant role in ASEAN and many UN agencies.

Rui said the most important in Vietnam’s external affairs is maintaining the principle of independence and self-reliance as taught by President Ho Chi Minh. Its external relations are playing a great and active role in economic development and creating an environment of peace and stability, thus making effective contributions to firmly safeguarding sovereignty and building land borderlines of peace, friendship and development with Laos, Cambodia and China.

Vietnam hailed as respected member of int’l community  hinh anh 3Dr. Takashi Hosoda (Photo: VNA)

Talking with VNA reporters in Prague, Dr. Takashi Hosoda, an expert on Vietnam and Asia-Pacific from Charles University, also affirmed that during its tenure as ASEAN Chair 2020, Vietnam made important contributions to raising the international community’s awareness of the importance of maritime security issues as well as dealing with regional and global issues via peaceful means, thus improving its prestige and position on the international arena and consolidating national potential./.