Diplomacy to enhance Viet Nam's prestige and position in the international arena

According to Cuban friends, Viet Nam’s diplomatic service has posted many important achievements in foreign affairs, helping to increase the country’s prestige and position in the international arena.
Chiều 23/7/2021, tại Trụ sở Bộ Ngoại giao, Bộ trưởng Ngoại giao Bùi Thanh Sơn đã tiếp Đại sứ Cuba tại Việt Nam, Ngài Orlando Nicolas Hermandez Guillen đến chào xã giao. (Ảnh: Tuấn Anh)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son received Ambassador of Cuba to Viet Nam Orlando Nicolas Hermandez Guillen on July 23, 2021. (Photo: Tuan Anh)

Cuban Ambassador lauds Viet Nam’s flexible policies

Viet Nam’s successes in maintaining macro-economic stability and major economic balances over the past time were thanks to the sound and flexible policies adopted by the Party and the Government, Cuban Ambassador to Viet Nam Orlando Nicolás Hernández Guillén said.

The ambassador said amid the global impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tireless efforts by the entire political system to ensure vaccine supplies have helped the country achieve sustainable development goals and economic targets, especially in renewable energy, digital economy and foreign investment attraction.

Regarding the implementation of the Resolution adopted at the 13th National Party Congress, the diplomat applauded Viet Nam’s consistency and resolve in this regard.

He hailed the country’s efforts in rolling out its foreign policy to ensure security and peace, facilitate economic development, attract foreign investment, promote intensive and extensive international integration, and elevate diplomatic ties with its neighbours, important partners and traditional friends, as well as big countries.

According to the ambassador, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s message of building the “bamboo diplomacy” delivered at the first National Conference on Foreign Affairs has demonstrated the skillful leadership in the face of global uncertainties.

He said the close ties, solidarity, faithful relationship and comprehensive cooperation between Viet Nam and Cuba have been promoted even in the context of the pandemic, as reflected through mutual spiritual and material support.

The official visit to Cuba by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc last September has helped strengthen the special relations, while reflecting Viet Nam’s strong support to Cuba in the challenging period.

During the trip, on behalf of the Vietnamese Party, State and people, President Phuc announced the decision to present 5,000 tonnes of rice and a number of medical supplies to Cuba.

In response, Cuba has sent 5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Southeast Asian nation under the reached agreement.

The visit has also opened up prospects for the bilateral ties in such spheres as energy, health care, agriculture, food industry, pharmacy and bio-technology, he continued.

Orlando Hernández stressed that the outcomes of the visit have contributed to successes of Viet Nam’s diplomatic sector, improving the country’s prestige and position in the international arena, pushing ahead with the implementation of the foreign policy set at the 13th National Party Congress and mobilising international support, particularly in the pandemic combat and socio-economic development.

Viet Nam always affirms its consistent policy towards Cuba, he said, noting that the speech presented by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly has highlighted Viet Nam’s solidarity with Cuba and its call for the end to the unilateral blockage on the Caribbean nation, he said.

Tiến sĩ kinh tế Ruvislei González Sáez, Phó Chủ tịch Hội Hữu nghị Cuba-Việt Nam. (Nguồn: TTXVN)
Dr. Ruvislei González Sáez, Vice Chairman of the Cuba - Viet Nam Friendship Association. (Photo: VNA)

Foreign policy helps heighten Viet Nam's international position

Dr. Ruvislei González Sáez, Vice Chairman of the Cuba - Viet Nam Friendship Association, has made an assessment that an active diplomacy and peace policy are key factors that bring achievements to Viet Nam's international integration process in recent years, helping to enhance Viet Nam's position in the international arena.

Being a researcher with many years of experience in Viet Nam, he highly appreciates Viet Nam’s integrity, comprehensiveness and steadfast stance on the principles of building an international environment of peace, stability and mutual respect in Viet Nam's foreign policy under the leadership of the Party.

According to Dr. Ruvislei González Sáez, the promotion has contributed significantly to helping Viet Nam increase the amount of foreign direct investment, creating more jobs and opportunities to access advanced technologies, demonstrating the harmony between the two foreign affairs and national socio-economic interests.

He expressed his belief that in the coming time, Viet Nam's cultural diplomacy will also make great strides, contributing to the overall foreign policy achievements, and at the same time helping international friends have a deeper awareness of Viet Nam’s identity.

As Vice President of the Cuba-Viet Nam Friendship Association, he praised the respect and loyalty of the Vietnamese people to the ethnic brothers and traditional friends. He affirmed that the exchanges and contacts of the masses play a key role in continuing to tighten the special relationship between Viet Nam and Cuba with future generations.

The Cuban social activist concluded that the deep mutual trust, determination of the leaders of the Party and State, and the special affection between the two peoples have made the Viet Nam-Cuba relationship always a model of the times.

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(Source: VNA)