Monday, 27/2/2017
  • Justice judgment and prospects for peaceful solutions to disputes in the East Sea

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) constituted under Annex VII to the 1982 United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on 12 July 2016, issued an Award, ending a nearly 3-year long process arbitration instituted by the Philippines against China concerning certain issues of disputes in the East Sea. The Award is not only a tremendous legal victory for the Philippines over China, but also significantly contributes to the process of resolving disputes in the East Sea and the development of international laws in general.

  • Viet Nam-US Relation: New Developments

    Viet Nam-US relation is said to achieve rapid, substantive and comprehensive progress since the normalization of bilateral relations in 1995. US President B.Obama’s visit to Viet Nam in May 2016 reinforced the foundation and strengthened the Viet Nam-US “substantive comprehensive and effective partnership for the benefits of the two countries, thus contributing to maintaining peace, stability and cooperation in the region and the world.”

  • New dynamics of international relations

    The world has entered 2016 with signs of a very exciting year. Although there has been no abrupt change in the overall picture of international relations, and the common trend is to strengthen cooperation or restraint from conflict, the world is witnessing movements with various "rhythm" creating new impetus to relations between countries, between international organizations, whether large or small.

  • Local external relations’ contributions to socio-economic development and international integration

    In recent years, local external relations have been deployed in an active, proactive, synchronous, and comprehensive manner, becoming one of the important integral components of Viet Nam’s foreign affairs, contributing significantly to socio-economic development and international integration of the country.

  • Asia-Pacific in 2015: changes towards a new regional order?

    In 2015, the Asia-Pacific region witnessed many new and substantive developments in international relations. These developments in the long term will contribute to creating a new regional order with new power relationships that countries, big or small, must take into account during policy making process.

  • Viet Nam’s achievements in foreign affairs during the past 5 years

    The 11th Party Congress marked an important shift in foreign policy thinking. We advocate “synchronous, comprehensive, and effective external activities” in all bilateral and multilateral channels, building upon the close coordination between Party external relations, State diplomacy, parliamentary foreign affairs and people-to-people diplomacy. The 11th Party Congress set out the line of “proactive, and active international integration” which is concretized by Resolution No. 22-NQ/TW on 10 April 2013 of the Politburo on international integration. The resolution advocates for proactive and active participation in multilateral institutions, contribution to building equal and democratic political and economic order, prevention of wars, conflicts, consolidation of peace, and promotion of cooperation for mutual benefit.

  • Some forecasts for 2016 global situation

    The global situation in 2016 basically continues moving in a trend that has been formed in 2015 and the previous years, and is unlikely to go beyond the framework of international relations which took shape since 2009. But relations between the countries surrounding the “hot spots” in certain strategic areas are more likely to become tenser than in 2015.

  • 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.

  • Foreign relation work of the Party and State of Viet Nam in 2014 and key foreign relation tasks in 2015

    Each time when the Spring comes, people often look back at world affairs in the previous year to enter the new year with a firmer mental posture. It is also the time for each country including Viet Nam to look at itself, other country and meditate on the times to bring the country forward, safeguard national interests in a constantly changing world.

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