The Foreign Ministry held the first conference of honorary consuls of Vietnam abroad in both virtual and in-person forms on October 14 with about 150 connection points.
With Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung in the chair, the event was held to assess the work of honorary consuls over the recent past and define the directions for expanding the network of honorary consuls of Vietnam abroad as well as enhancing the network’s operation effectiveness in the time ahead.
Dung affirmed that Vietnam attaches great importance to the role of the honorary consuls, and will always support and facilitate their work so that they can fulfil their mission.
Speakers from the Foreign Ministry introduced the participants to Vietnam’s foreign policy and the outcomes of the country’s external affairs. They also mentioned opportunities in cooperation and connectivity with Vietnamese localities and Vietnam’s foreign investment attraction policies.
The participating honorary consuls shared their views on the fields in which Vietnam can boost cooperation with other countries, and factors that can affect the making of decisions on investing in Vietnam.
They also suggested ideas to expand the network of honorary consuls of Vietnam abroad and discussed ways and mechanisms for more effective coordination between them and Vietnam.