Deputy-Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc thanked the foreign correspondents, representative diplomatic missions and international organizations for effectively popularizing the image of Vietnam to a worldwide audience.

Delegates at the gathering. (Photo:

The year of 2017 marked numerous significant milestones in Vietnam, he said, including activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam’s accession to the United Nations and the 50th founding anniversary of ASEAN, and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.

In 2018, Vietnam continues to maintain its diplomatic policy, firmly safeguard national interests, and extend partnerships with neighbors and long-time partners to contribute to the peace, stability, and development in the region and the world as a whole.

Source: PANO/ VTV

Translated by Van Hieu