Viet Nam’s cultural diplomacy: International integration and national interests

Building upon an age-old culture, inherited the nation's historical heritage, and given its ability to create “soft power” in the process of renewal and international integration, Viet Nam has been well aware of the importance of cultural diplomacy in achieving the goal of national interests, and has taken specific actions to promote this positive and effective form of diplomacy.

The establishment of the ASEAN Community: a historic milestone

At the 27th ASEAN Summit held in late November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10 ASEAN countries signed the document bearing historical significance for the whole Association, officially declaring the establishment of the ASEAN Community. The 2015 Kuala Lumpur Declaration and the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 mark an important milestone, confirming the great achievements of ASEAN’s linkage and integration for almost half a century.

Viet Nam’s proactive, positive and responsible participation in ASEAN

Viet Nam officially became the 7th member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 1995. Since then Viet Nam has made positive contribution to maintaining internal solidarity, forstering cooperation among member countries as well as between ASEAN and other external partners for the development and success of ASEAN while improving the country’s position in the region and the world.

“Group interests” and “relative and friend capitalism” - A threat warning

The Resolution of the 4th Plenum of the Central Committee, 11th Tenure “On urgent issues on Party building at present” identified one of the important task is to fight against “group interests.” This is because “group interests” (by negative meaning) will weaken national development, interests and the country and cause serious loss; the people will be stripped off power and interests; revolutionary achievements and the socio-political regime will not be protected hence collapse.

Vietnam, China issue joint statement

Vietnam and China issued a Joint Statement on the occasion of the State visit to Vietnam by Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping from November 5-6 at the invitation of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Truong Tan Sang.

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