Now more than ever, Vietnam needs to catch up with the current vigorous development of information technology and e-commerce in the world and step up comprehensive international integration in all sectors.
The Prime Minister, in his conclusion at the meeting of the National Steering Committee for International Integration, requested the improvement of personnel affairs sections and assisting units of inter-sectoral steering committees for better performing assigned tasks related to international integration as well as the formulation and effective implementation of the mechanism for close and uniform coordination between them and related central and local agencies.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made a speech when chairing the first plenary meeting of the National Steering Committee for International Integration__Photo: Duc Tam/VNA
In light of this, ministries, sectors and local administrations have to review all practical demands for working out their own strategies to ensure the proactive, positive and effective integration and promptly perform tasks assigned to them by the Government under Resolution No. 31/NQ-CP of May 31, 2014, and Resolution No. 49/NQ-CP of July 10, 2014.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will draft a Prime Minister Directive on further implementation of the Political Bureau’s Resolution on international integration aiming to bring into play the international integration to serve the national industrialization and modernization, sustainable development and safeguarding of national sovereignty, and focusing on Vietnam’s multi-lateral external relations through 2020.
The Prime Minister also requested the acceleration of negotiations on several free trade agreements (FTAs) which are due to be concluded, including the free trade agreements between Vietnam and European Union, the Republic of Korea, the East Asia Economic Caucus and the European Free Trade Association.-