Vietnam will always be a reliable partner of the international community, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told foreign guests in Hanoi on the occasion of the country’s 72nd National Day.
The premier and his wife hosted a banquet for ambassadors and leaders of international organizations in Vietnam on Thursday to mark the National Day (September 2).
During his speech, PM Phuc reviewed the country’s achievements over the past 72 years, asserting that Vietnam is always a friend and trustworthy partner of countries around the world.
Hanoi is focusing on implementing breakthrough measures and drastic moves to improve productivity and competitiveness, speeding up administrative reform and supporting businesses, according to the prime minister.
With current foreign policies of independence and self-reliance, Vietnam has strengthened international cooperation and integration as well as its efforts in building a united ASEAN community, he stated.
The country is working hard to prepare for the 2017 APEC (Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation) Forum in the central city of Da Nang this November.
The head of government added that Vietnam always works hard to join the international community’s efforts for a world without war and poverty.
He extended his gratitude towards governments and people of foreign countries as well as international and regional organizations for the assistance in the past years, hoping to receive further support from them.
On behalf of the guests, Venezuelan Ambassador Jorge Rodon Uzcategui congratulated Vietnam on the National Day.
Vietnam is a responsible country in terms of external relations and activities, creating up close partnership with other countries and contributing to the equal and sustainable development of the world, the ambassador remarked.