As provided in Government’s Resolution No. 31/NQ-CP of May 13, promulgating an action plan to realize the Party Central Committee’s Resolution No. 22-NQ/TW of April 10, 2013, international integration is a key strategic direction to the success of the national construction and defense.
The plan underlines that ministries, ministerial-level agencies, government-attached agencies, provincial-level People’s Committees should, in addition to their regular missions, widely disseminate the contents of Resolution No. 22-NQ/TW as well as requirements, opportunities and challenges, orientations and key tasks of international integration for each industry or sector among ministries, branches, localities, socio-political organizations, Party organizations at all levels, businesses and all strata of people.
At the same time, more efforts need to be exerted to improve the investment environment while ensuring economic security as well as socio-economic efficiency.
The plan points to the necessity to devise a strategy on international economic integration by 2020 that focus on the country’s integration in monetary and financial fields.
Regarding the international integration in politics, the plan affirms the necessity to step up and deepen relations with partners, especially those playing the role of strategic importance to the national development and security.
The plan underscores the need for active and positive engagement and the promotion of Vietnam’s role in multilateral institutions, especially the ASEAN, the Asian Regional Forum and the East Asian Summit.
The plan emphasizes that Vietnam will enhance its effective participation in the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea as well as the swift formulation of a Code of Conduct.
The nation will continue playing the role of a responsible and constructive member at important forums such as the United Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and the Asia-Europe Meeting, as well as the Non-Alignment Movement, the South-South Cooperation, the Francophone and sub-regional partnership mechanisms.
Regarding international cooperation in defense and security, the plan states that a strategy through 2020 in the field will be designed to better utilize external sources as well as the national status in building a modern army, enhancing the country’s defense strength.
Regarding international integration in social affairs, culture, education, training, science-technology and other areas, the plan specifies that it is crucial to add international integration contents to strategies, programs and projects in the fields, aiming to make full use of international partnership and support.
The plan also mentions the need to increase Vietnam’s involvement in institutions to solve environmental matters, while proposing more initiatives to the joint efforts in coping with climate change, protecting the environment, forests, water resources, fauna and flora, and preventing natural disasters.-