Vietnam joining ASEAN in 1995 a strategic decision, says FM

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(VOVWORLD) - ASEAN holds an important position in Vietnam’s foreign policy and international integration efforts, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son wrote in an article on the 55th anniversary of ASEAN and 27 years after Vietnam became a member.
Vietnam joining ASEAN in 1995 a strategic decision, says FM - ảnh 1Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son. (Photo: VOV)

The article “55 years of ASEAN: One Vision, One Identity, One Community” says joining ASEAN in 1995 was a strategic decision of the Vietnamese Party and State, setting a new stage of international integration and development, consolidating a peaceful, stable, and competitive environment, capitalising on external resources for the construction and defence of the Fatherland, and enhancing its prestige and position.

According to Minister Son, implementing the foreign policy set in the 13th National Party Congress, Vietnam will continue to work with ASEAN countries to promote ASEAN’s central role, build a united and strong ASEAN Community, and bring benefits to all ASEAN members and partners inside and outside the region.

Under the motto ‘Proactive, active, sincere, reliable, and responsible,’ Vietnam is doing its best to build the ASEAN Community and contribute to peace, stability, cooperation, and development in the region and the world.