18 June 2024
Vietnam is ready for the 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship 0

Vietnam is ready for the 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship 0

(Dan Tri) - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung affirmed that Vietnam has started preparations for the 2020 ASEAN chairmanship very early and is ready to take on this important position.

(Dan Tri) – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung affirmed that Vietnam has started preparations for the 2020 ASEAN chairmanship very early and is ready to take on this important position.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung, Secretary General of the ASEAN 2020 National Committee, chaired the press conference on November 18.

Speaking at the international press conference about the ASEAN Chairmanship year in Hanoi on the morning of November 18, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung – Secretary General of the ASEAN National Committee 2020, said Vietnam had chosen the theme for

Regarding cohesion, Vietnam wishes to strengthen the solidarity bloc, improve internal capacity and promote the strong development of the ASEAN Community, enhance regional connectivity, economic connectivity, and promote

The concept of cohesion has been mentioned in ASEAN’s foundational documents such as the ASEAN Charter and the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, including political cohesion, economic cohesion and cohesion between social institutions.

Regarding proactive adaptation, Vietnam wants to improve ASEAN’s capacity to proactively and effectively adapt to rapid changes in the world situation and emerging challenges such as competition.

Proactive adaptation is one of the connotations of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, which is included in the ASEAN theme for the first time to reflect the need to enhance initiative, creativity, transformation and the ability to rise.

Cohesion and adaptation are two elements that intersect and support closely.

Vietnam’s 5 priorities in the year of ASEAN Chairmanship

According to Deputy Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, with the above topic, in the role of ASEAN Chair 2020, Vietnam will promote 5 priorities.

Firstly, promote ASEAN’s role and positive contribution to maintaining a peaceful, secure and stable environment in the region on the basis of strengthening ASEAN solidarity and unity and promoting the spirit of attachment.

Second, promote regional links and connections, improve the ability to adapt and take advantage of opportunities of the 4.0 industrial revolution, accordingly, deepen economic links and comprehensive connections within the bloc.

Third, promote the sense of community and ASEAN identity, create common ASEAN values ​​and widely disseminate them to the people, promote awareness and identification of the ASEAN Community united in diversity, and enhance

Fourth, promote partnerships for peace and sustainable development with countries around the world, promote ASEAN’s role and contributions to the international community, expand and enhance relationships with partners.

Fifth, improve the adaptive capacity and operational efficiency of the ASEAN apparatus, institutional reform;

Deputy Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung determined that the amount of work that Vietnam must undertake as ASEAN Chair 2020 is very large, both in terms of content and organization, reception, and propaganda.

In terms of scale, Vietnam will host, coordinate and organize about 300 different conferences and activities, of which the most important are two high-level conferences in April 2020 and November 2020, the Congress

According to Mr. Nguyen Quoc Dung, clearly identifying the responsibilities set, Vietnam started preparations for the 2020 ASEAN chairmanship very early with the establishment of the ASEAN 2020 National Committee in December 2018.

Preparation work in all aspects of content, reception, logistics, cultural propaganda, security, and health has been urgently deployed.

`Basically, Vietnam is now ready for the 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship, starting with the first event, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat in January 2010 in Nha Trang,` Deputy Minister Nguyen said.

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