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Viet Nam appoints 26 ambassadors, heads of diplomatic missions

Friday, 12/01/2024 | 16:00:00 [GMT +7] A  A

President Vo Van Thuong handed over appointment decisions to 26 ambassadors and heads of Viet Nam's overseas diplomatic missions for 2024-2027 period and assigned tasks to them on January 9.

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President Vo Van Thuong (7th from left, front row), ambassadors, and heads of Vietnamese representative agencies abroad. Photo: VNA

The newly-appointed ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions are all highly experienced officials who have been working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Central Foreign Affairs Commission and the President's Office.

Many people have worked at Vietnamese representative agencies abroad in different positions. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary is the country's highest representative in the host country.

Addressing the hand-over ceremony, President Vo Van Thuong asked the diplomats to follow the instructions of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the 32nd National Diplomatic Conference last December to fulfil their tasks.

He asked them to carry forward significant achievements the diplomatic sector made in 2023, reminding them of the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Stressing the importance of the 2024-2027 tenure to implementing resolutions adopted at the 13th National Party Congress, the President said the ambassadors and representative agency chiefs need to keep a close watch on the situation at home and in host countries to provide consultations for the Party and the State in building foreign policies and enhancing external relations.

The President said foreign relations should serve economic development, highlighting that cultural diplomacy should be prioritized as it plays a crucial role in promoting the image of Vietnamese land and people.

Vo also requested the diplomats promote multilateral diplomacy, actively and responsibly participate in regional and international mechanisms and forums, and perform their essential task of citizen support.

Sharing the difficulties of ambassadors and heads of representative agencies in work and daily life in some countries and regions, President Vo emphasized that the Party and State will continue to pay attention to improving the quality of working conditions so that diplomats can complete their assigned tasks.

Source: VGP