By 2030, Vietnam will strive to become one of the key members with the leading role in the national defense and security cooperation mechanisms in the region.
|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (center) attends the Plenary Session of the 27th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 21, 2015__Photo: VGP
This is set forth in Prime Minister Decision No. 40 dated January 7, approving the Strategy for international integration through 2020, with a vision toward 2030.
Accordingly, the country will focus on increasing the national combined strength and taking advantage of favorable global conditions to turn ours into a modern industrial country, safeguarding national sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, and raising the country’s position and prestige in the world.
The specific goals set by the Strategy include expanding markets; improving competitiveness of the national economy, enterprises and products; promoting development of domestic industries, growth model renovation and economic restructuring; accelerating national industrialization and modernization; and strengthening internal resources and relieving the dependence on external resources; narrowing the development gap between the country and the ASEAN-6 nations.
In terms of international integration level, Vietnam will strive to stand abreast of the ASEAN-6 group (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) by 2020 and the ASEAN-4 group (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines) by 2025, and become one of leading ASEAN countries in some particular fields by 2030.
In addition, Vietnam needs to maintain a peaceful and favorable environment for development; enhance the country’s profile in the international arena and in relationships with partners around the world; maintain political security and social order; and make effective use of external resources to modernize the armed forces.
In order to achieve the above-mentioned goals, the country will have to synchronously implement the integration measures in a variety of fields, including stepping up administrative procedure reform, improving the investment environment, speeding up public investment restructuring, and consolidating the connection among provinces and areas, among others.- (VLLF)