Prime Minister held conference with heads of diplomatic missions abroad.
Chairman Tran Viet Truong led the group at Can Tho City connection point
In the evening of September 19, the Prime Minister's conference with the heads of Vietnamese diplomatic missions abroad on promoting economic diplomacy was held in the form of both in-person and virtual. Other participants include Deputy Prime Ministers Pham Binh Minh, Le Van Thanh, Foreign Vice Minister Nguyen Minh Vu, Ministers, leaders of ministries, branches and enterprises of Vietnam, along with the online attendance of 94 ambassadors, heads of Vietnamese representative offices abroad. In Can Tho, Chairman of the City People's Committee Tran Viet Truong led the group, together with leaders of local departments and agencies.
This is the first meeting of the Prime Minister to directly steer the economic diplomacy task, which was implemented immediately after the Secretariat issued Directive No. 15-CT/TW dated 10 August 2022 on economic diplomacy for development until 2030. The conference focused on exchanging and assessing opportunities and challenges in the current situation, especially opportunities that Vietnam needed to take advantage of, especially export, investment and tourism, in order to maximize all resources for socio-economic recovery and development; thereby proposing measures to promote economic diplomacy both at home and abroad in order to overcome immediate difficulties and create breakthroughs to realize socio-economic development goals.
Speaking at the conference, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh highly appreciated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for being very proactive in organizing this important conference to exchange and discuss tasks and solutions to improve the effectiveness of economic diplomacy in a comprehensive and substantive manner in this current period.
In the past time, economic diplomacy has closely followed the goals of the country's development and the major orientations and the focus of the Government's socio-economic management, making important contributions to the country's development achievements, thus becoming an important driving force for rapid and sustainable development.
However, the world situation in the coming time is forecasted to continue to have fluctuations with greater difficulties and challenges, requiring economic diplomacy to make more efforts; more proactive, creative, flexible and responsive; for an independent, self-reliant economy and actively integrating into the international community.
The Prime Minister suggested that Ambassadors, leaders of ministries, branches and businesses closely evaluate and propose specific and practical solutions and tasks to improve the efficiency of economic diplomacy in the coming time, focusing on three main points. Firstly, carefully evaluate the situation, identify opportunities and challenges, especially opportunities that Vietnam needs to take advantage of, particularly in terms of exports, investment, tourism, science and technology, etc. in order to maximize all resources for national recovery and development. Secondly, propose measures to promptly promote economic diplomacy activities both at home and abroad, at all levels and sectors with the spirit of thinking big, thinking new, thinking of breakthrough measures. Thirdly, state proposals and recommendations on mechanisms, policies, measures and resources to improve working efficiency in general and economic diplomacy in particular.
At the conference, participants also listened to 24 opinions from heads of diplomatic missions abroad, localities, and businesses; most of them focused on proposing ways to enhance trade and investment activities with foreign partners./.