He asked them to strive for national development with important socio-economic and diplomatic achievements, thus improving Vietnam’s stature on international arena.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (fourth from right) and delegates in a joint photo

The PM wished that they would show a high sense of responsibility for protecting the interest of Vietnamese citizens and promoting cooperation between Vietnam and foreign countries.

Along with combining political with economic and cultural diplomacy to bolster all-round collaboration with foreign countries, ambassadors were urged to assist overseas Vietnamese in preserving the traditional culture while actively promoting trade and investment, and sharing foreign market information to Vietnamese enterprises.

In particular, they must promptly grasp situation in foreign countries and offer external policy consultations to the Party and State.

Deputy Foreign Minister To Quoc Dung said the ambassadors and heads of representative agencies abroad had held working sessions with ministries, agencies and localities to grasp the situation before leaving for their mission.

Diplomats also vowed to do their best to maintain internal solidarity and accomplish assigned tasks.

Source: VNA