Vietnam has made significant progress in international economic integration during its 25 years of renewal.
The view was shared by participants at a seminar in Danang City on May 28 held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to review Vietnam’s international economic integration in the 2001-2010 period.
Vietnam has expanded cooperation in all fields and become a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). It has established diplomatic ties with 180 of the 193 United Nations member countries and economic and trade ties with more than 220 countries and territories.
The country successfully assumed the position as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in the 2008-2009 term as well as the ASEAN presidency in 2010.
Delegates also pointed out recent achievements and challenges in the nation’s process of economic integration.
Dang Dinh Quy, President of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, said the information presented at the seminar is very useful for Vietnam in reviewing its economic integration in recent times and devising measures to make the process more effective in the future.
It will also help the country achieve its development targets and promote the cause of socialist building, said Quy.