Meeting marks 60th anniversary of diplomatic sector
The Foreign Ministry held a meeting in Hanoi on August 19 to mark its 60th anniversary (August 28).
Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien delivered a speech reviewing the great achievements of the Vietnamese diplomatic sector. He said under the leadership of the Party and President Ho Chi Minh, who was the first Foreign Minister, and supported by the entire people, the diplomatic service has contributed greatly to national development, helping build up the nation's strength to overcome numerous difficulties and gain splendid victories.
The FM recalled President Ho Chi Minh's wise diplomacy during the difficult situation when the revolutionary government was first established, and the complicated tasks of the diplomatic service during the two resistance wars, including the testing talks for the signing of the Geneva Agreement in 1954 and the Paris Accord in 1973. After the war, the diplomatic service has played an active role in creating a peaceful and stable environment, and favourable international conditions for national construction and defence, the FM stressed.
Speaking at the meeting, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Van An said over the past 60 years, the diplomatic sector has creatively implemented the foreign policy of the Party and State, contributing considerably to national construction and defence.
He said the sector should continue to strive harder to pursue the independent and open foreign policy of diversification and multilateralism. The sector should further promote the Party and State diplomatic activities in combination with people-to-people diplomacy, Chairman An said.
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