Continue to affirm Vietnam’s prestige and responsibility in ASEAN

Continue to affirm Vietnam's prestige and responsibility in ASEAN 0

(Dan Tri) – Vietnam continues to proactively, actively and responsibly participate, contributing constructively to realizing ASEAN’s priorities and focuses in 2023.

Delegates participating in the summary meeting (Photo: The World & Vietnam).

On the morning of January 9, in Hanoi, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the national coordinating agency for ASEAN, chaired an inter-ministerial and sectoral meeting to summarize and evaluate ASEAN cooperation and Vietnam’s participation in 2022.

Speaking at the meeting, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son highly appreciated the active participation and contributions of ministries and branches in ASEAN cooperation in 2022. The Minister emphasized that in the context of the world and regional situation,

In particular, it is necessary to promote Vietnam’s proactive, positive, responsible, flexible and creative spirit according to Directive 25-CT/TW dated August 8, 2018 of the Secretariat on promoting and raising the level of innovation.

Chairing the meeting, Deputy Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet commented that 2022 is a year of many challenges for ASEAN, both from within and without.

Overcoming challenges, growing well

Continue to affirm Vietnam's prestige and responsibility in ASEAN

Deputy Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet spoke at the meeting (Photo: World & Vietnam).

In that context, remaining steadfast in difficulties, true to the theme `ASEAN in Action: Responding to challenges together`, ASEAN has overcome difficulties with the spirit of solidarity, mutual assistance, promoting responsibility and voice.

The process of building the ASEAN Community recorded positive progress in all channels of cooperation from defense, economy, trade, finance, transportation, labor, education, health, sports,

ASEAN’s foreign relations witnessed many strong developments such as establishing comprehensive strategic partnerships with the United States and India;

Representatives of ministries and branches informed about specific results of ASEAN cooperation in specialized channels with many new and substantive content.

Economic links are deepening with the launch of negotiations to upgrade the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, promoting economic recovery through digital economy and digital transformation, and building the ASEAN Circular Economy Framework.

The Culture – Society pillar actively implements many activities, covering 15 specialized fields, focusing on responding to emerging challenges such as epidemics, population aging…, enhancing awareness and self-esteem values.

Evaluating Vietnam’s participation in the past year, delegates said that ministries and branches have fully and actively participated and coordinated closely with the President of Cambodia and ASEAN countries on all contribution channels.

Over the past year, Vietnam has successfully hosted and presided over many important activities, contributing to the common efforts of the entire ASEAN in resuming the trajectory of cooperation, such as the 5th ASEAN Army Commanders’ Conference.

Building on the success of recent years, the meeting agreed to continue Vietnam’s motto of proactive, positive and responsible participation, contributing constructively to the realization of ASEAN’s priorities and focus in the

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