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Recommendations for Vietnam to participate in Asean security mechanisms

Recommendations for Vietnam to participate in Asean security mechanisms

(LLCT) - Since joining ASEAN, Vietnam has actively participated in, and contributed to ASEAN’s common activities and the creation and strengthening of security frameworks in the region like the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC), the Treaty of Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ), and the Bali Declaration on the principles of mutually beneficial relations. This article provides three policy recommendations for Vietnam to further promote its role when participating in ASEAN security mechanisms in the coming period.

Vietnam’s Asean chairmanship 2020: Context, opportunities, challenges and its preparation

Vietnam’s Asean chairmanship 2020: Context, opportunities, challenges and its preparation

(LCTT) - In 2020, Vietnam will take the role of ASEAN Chairman. The member countries of the ASEAN Community, ASEAN’s partners and many countries around the world believe Vietnam will perform well to build ASEAN into a community of solidarity, confidence, security, peace, stability, and development. This article focuses on clarifying the global and regional context, as well as Vietnam’s opportunities, challenges, and preparation as ASEAN Chair in 2020.

Journals with international cooperation of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

Journals with international cooperation of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

(LLCT) - The Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics so far has a total of 12 journals (or 14 if including the English and e-publications of the Political Theory Journal), in which the Political Theory Journal is the only unit equivalent to a department and directly under the President of the Academy, while the others belong to the affiliated academies and research institutes. Since 2014, with the launching of the English Political Theory Journal, the contribution to international cooperation has become more visible. In the future, the leaders of journals must be proactive and active in seeking, selecting reliable partners and organizing appropriate forms of cooperation to improve their professional skills and contribute to strengthening the multi-faceted cooperative relations of the Academy.

 

 

Vietnam - Japan cooperation Achievements in training of leaders and managers at HCMA

Vietnam - Japan cooperation Achievements in training of leaders and managers at HCMA

(LLCT) - Japan’s Assistance Strategy for Vietnam rests on three pillars, which are promotion of economic growth and strengthening international competitiveness, response to fragility and good governance. JICA assistance for good governance gives high priority to capacity development of public leaders and civil servants as the quality of the policies, the effectiveness of the enforcement depend on their performance and accountability. At the same time, improved capacity of public leaders and civil servants helps enhancing efficiency and sustainability of JICA’s loan and technical cooperation projects. Together with JICA, National Personnel Authority of Japan (NPA) - the agency responsible for ensuring fairness in personnel administration and protecting the benefits of national public employees - is willing to share Japan’s philosophy and know-how of civil servants training with HCMA.

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Vietnam

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Vietnam

(LLCT) - Vietnam and China, the two friendly neighboring countries sharing in-line rivers and moutains, are also the two Communist Party-led socialist countries. Over the period of long revolutionary struggles, Chairman Mao Zedong, President Ho Chi Minh and the senior leaders of both Parties built up the traditional friendship as “both comrades and brothers”, opening a historical chapter of nearly 90 years of friendship and exchange between the two parties. In those 90 years, the two-party cooperation has always played an important leading role in the relationship between the two countries, especially in recent years, under the attention and direction of General Secretary Xi Jinping and General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, the exchange by the Party channel has reached new heights and spread new vitality.

President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam - India friendship

President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam - India friendship

(LLCT) - The friendship between Vietnam and India is rooted in similar plights of colonial rule, in the struggle for independence and freedom, and in many shared values and benefits in the building up and protection of the countries. The friendship in the modern era was founded by two outstanding leaders of our nations, President Ho Chi Minh and Prime Minister J. Nehru, beginning in the 1950s. Continuing that good relationship, succeeding generations of leaders of the both countries have consistently tried to cultivate, strengthen, and build a comprehensive strategic partnership in all fields, including economics, politics, diplomacy, security, defense, culture, and education.

Vietnam - Japan economic relations in the early years of the 21st century

Vietnam - Japan economic relations in the early years of the 21st century

(LLCT) - In the early years of the 21st century, the economic relationship between Vietnam and Japan has achieved important results in terms of trade, foreign direct investment (FDI), and official development assistance (ODA), helping creating employment and boosting Vietnam’s economic growth. However, this relationship is still modest compared to the potential of each party.

Therefore, the two countries should continue to concretize a "Bilateral strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia" in the economic field: combining Vietnam's great potential of labor and natural resources with Japan's advantages in modern equipment, technology, and capital. We need to continue promoting cooperation, especially in high-tech, manufacturing, and supporting industries.

The U.S. - China relations and their impacts on Vietnam

The U.S. - China relations and their impacts on Vietnam

(LLCT) - Recently, the China - U.S. relations are a vivid and typical model of great power relations in the current period. It is where both countries cooperate and compete in all areas without causing a war or a great conflict and are ready to compromise to protect their national “core interests”. After a year in power, U.S. President Trump’s policy towards China is beginning to take shape. Understanding correctly the relations between these two great powers is vital to small countries, including Vietnam, to minimize risks and maximize benefits for their own in the regional and international arena.

Cultural diplomacy for the current development of India

Cultural diplomacy for the current development of India

(LLCT) - Cultural diplomacy has been utilized successfully by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for promoting national development and raising the status of India in the regional and international arena. Modi’s cultural foreign policy has the following characteristics: (1) India first; (2) Prioritizing the neighboring area in the near term; (3) Overcoming historical barriers; (4) Moving from being a rule-taker to a rule-maker; (5) Making use of and promoting the Indian diaspora; (6) Promoting cultural connectivity. Thanks to these policies, from formerly fumbling and stumbling around searching for a development path, India has become a global leader, a rule-maker, and an agenda-setter in the international arena.

Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia corporate relationship in the fields of politics-diplomacy and security-national defense

(LLCT) - Over the past years, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia have actively implemented their opened, diversified and multilateral foreign policies  while giving high priority to the comprehensive corporate relationship among the three countries. The outcomes achieved in the fields of politics-diplomacy and security-national defense over the past time are the efforts made by the three countries in seeking a model of connected development and cooperation. In order to bring cooperation and connection to a new level, it is necessary to consolidate and develop the traditional friendship and special solidarity as well as enhance the coordination among the three countries by implementing bilateral and multilateral cooperation programs.

APEC and Vietnam’s contribution

APEC and Vietnam’s contribution

(LLCT) - The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was established in 1989 with the initial aim of establishing a “free trade” area. Currently, APEC has 21 member economies (Vietnam joined in 1998). Since its participation, Vietnam has displayed itself as an active, dynamic and responsible member economy in all joint activities. The successful hosting of APEC 2006 and 2017 is a vivid evidence to make a good impression of Vietnam with APEC member economies as well as Vietnam’s advancement and wisdom in international integration. 

The small country-big country relationship in the world nowadays

The small country-big country relationship in the world nowadays

(LLCT) - The world history shows that big countries and their interactions control and decide the development tendency of the world politics and shaping of the international order. For small countries, their relations with big countries and are always considered as important issues. Nowadays, the small country-big country relationship has become different in nature, condition and defined context. The article focuses on analysing: 1) criteria of identifying a big country in the current world; 2) the nature of the small country-big country relationship; 3) Vietnam’s experiences in behaving towards big countries.

Training programme for officers from Lao People’s Democratic Republic at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

Training programme for officers from Lao People’s Democratic Republic at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

(LLCT) - For the past few years, the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics - the most prestigious academy of the Vietnamese Communist Party - has always trained leaders and managers for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Considering this as a task of utmost importance, the Academy has achieved many noteworthy results in building and developing the high quality human resources for the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and in strengthening the good relationship between the two countries.

Vietnam - China relations in the new context

Vietnam - China relations in the new context

(LLCT) - In the new context, in spite of encountering multifaceted impacts, Vietnam - China relations are based on friendly cooperation with the motto “Friendly neighbourliness, comprehensive cooperation, long-lasting stability and looking forward to the future”. The two countries agree to be “good neighbours, good friends, good comrades and good partners”. In that spirit, in 2008, the two countries established a comprehensive strategic partnership. The two sides have established many exchange and cooperation mechanisms between the two Parties, States and National Assemblies and among Committees, Ministries, branches and socio-political organizations from the central to local level and synchronously deployed in many important areas.

External information and communication in protecting sovereignty over sea and islands

External information and communication in protecting sovereignty over sea and islands

(LLCT) - Based on the “tripod” - communication, political and diplomatic moves, and field struggle, the Vietnamese Party and State have proposed many policies to maintain water sovereignty over the past several years. 

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