Viet Nam wants to better help address non-traditional security issues at multilateral forums
|Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Hoang Giang delivers a speech at a symposium strengthening Viet Nam’s contribution to addressing non-conventional security challenges at multilateral forums held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on November 23. (Photo: Tuan Anh)|
Chaired by Deputy Minister Dang Hoang Giang, the event was part of a series of activities to prepare for the upcoming 31st Diplomatic Conference.
In his remarks, Giang said Viet Nam’s multilateral diplomacy has seen encouraging progress in all three pillars – Party-to-Party diplomacy, State-to-State diplomacy and people-to-people diplomacy.
This symposium aims to prepare for the 31st Diplomatic Conference, which will focus on promoting multilateral diplomacy in the new context and addressing non-conventional security challenges, he said.
Climate change, epidemics, food security, energy security, water security, cyber-security, terrorism, transnational crimes, among others, are alarming issues globally that are adversely impacting the country’s development, he noted, stressing the necessity to further enhance the effectiveness of multilateral diplomacy in tackling them.
Viet Nam has achieved various successes in multilateral diplomacy over the previous years, he said, but several aspects still need improvements, for example, coordination between ministries and agencies, development of suitable visions and strategies in participating in multilateral mechanisms, the proposal of policies and initiatives to bolster cooperation at multilateral forums, and how to balance national interests and those of the international community.
Viet Nam has constantly stepped up bilateral relations with regional and global powers and played a part in promoting global peace and development, he continued. Viet Nam has been highly regarded internationally for its contribution to multilateral forums and strong commitments to UN operations, particularly peacekeeping missions.