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.

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.

Promoting the immortal spirit of the August Revolution and National Day (2 September), determined to achieve the goal of “prosperous people, strong country, democratic, equitable, civilized society” and firmly protect the socialist Viet Nam

On 02 September 2015, at the historic Ba Dinh Square, the Vietnamese Party, State and Fatherland Front held a solemn meeting, military parade, and march to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. On behalf of the Party and State, Mr. Truong Tan Sang, Politburo member and President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam delivered a speech. Communist Review would like to introduce the speech of the President.

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