Former Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan speaks at the symposium

He added that Thach's ideas regarding personnel, human resource training and apparatus reform were implemented with success.

The symposium was held by the Organisation and Personnel Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the occasion of the 100th birthday of the late diplomat, who was also a Politburo member and Vice Chairman of the Council of Ministers.

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son lauded the late Foreign Minister’s role in laying the foundation for building a modern and professional diplomatic sector in the “Doi Moi” (Renewal) period.

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son addresses the event

Others in attendance also shared their views on Thach’s breakthrough reform initiatives.

Generations of Vietnamese diplomats have been inspired by Thach’s vision to build a comprehensive and modern diplomatic sector, contributing to realising the foreign policy set at the 13th National Party Congress and to the cause of national construction, defence and development.

Within the framework of the symposium, organisers announced a scholarship program named after Nguyen Co Thach.

Source: VNA