Opening speech of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister
of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh at the seminar "ASEAN Community Action
and flavor of Vietnam"
12.11.2015, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized a seminar "ASEAN
Community and the action program in Vietnam" workshop attracted more than
150 representatives of ministries, departments, associations, government
business, professional associations, a number of localities in the country,
experts and research scientists of the ASEAN Community and the participation of
Vietnam in ASEAN. Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh has opened the
workshop and spoke steering.
is the full text of remarks by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign
Affairs Pham Binh Minh.
of all, I would like to warmly welcome all of you to attend the seminar
"ASEAN Community Action Program of Vietnam".
Ladies and Gentlemen,
weeks ago, the ASEAN leaders adopted the Declaration on ASEAN Community
Formation Day 31/12/2015 and through the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, intended
to lead ASEAN in 10 years.
Community by birth a new development milestone of ASEAN, expressed awareness
and common interest of ASEAN countries on the need to improve links to take
advantage of the opportunities and resolve the challenges. Orientation
overarching vision of an ASEAN Community in 2025 and the implementation of the
Master Plan Vision on 3 pillars that reinforce and elevate the ASEAN
integration in the next 10 years.
linking ASEAN in the next 10 years will stick 6 major orientations are:
To improve the effectiveness and substance of ASEAN Integration and the ASEAN
cooperation with partners;
To promote and strengthen elements of the operating rules of ASEAN;
Promoting the participation of the people and bring tangible benefits for
Improving the resilience of ASEAN in coping and dealing with challenges and
Focus on sustainability factors associated with Agenda 2030 of the United
Strengthening the central role of ASEAN in the region, and enhancing the
contributions and ASEAN's global position.
process of implementation of the ASEAN Vision 2025 and the next Master Plan
will certainly be affected by many factors.
the outside, fluctuations of the world non-stop and pose for the ASEAN region
requires sensitive to the opportunities and new challenges, and have the
flexibility to make adjustments in time for orientation and strategy .
the intrinsic, ASEAN has faced difficulties due to differences between national
interests, the limitations on resources and the effectiveness of the
Ladies and Gentlemen,
country, as well as other ASEAN countries, the process of community building
the future will bring more opportunities.
and security, we have a chance to consolidate peace environment, the ASEAN
friendship shared and deeper mounting security interests together.
we have the opportunity to expand the market of goods and services, attract
foreign investment, accelerate the process of finalizing economic institutions,
positioning the country in the optimal position in the food chain manufacturing
and distribution in the region and globally.
society, we have the opportunity to implement higher standards of social
culture, the criteria on human rights protection, sharing and enriching
cultural identities, ethnic society Vietnam.
the opportunities that will contribute practically to the objectives of
socio-economic development and environmental maintain peace and stability of
the country, which will form a huge impact to the process improve
the position of our country in the international arena.
due to the level of development of our country in many ways is still far from
the ASEAN countries, especially the countries in the ASEAN-4 group, the process
of implementing the ASEAN Vision 2025 and the implementation of the Master Plan
on all three pillars put us before great challenges than other countries,
especially in economics.
with other ASEAN countries, especially ASEAN-6, most of our businesses and
small in scale, technological backwardness. Our
business people have not had much experience in competing in international
community time starting in effect at the end of 2015, our enterprises will face
greater competition from goods and services imported from ASEAN, the ASEAN
Ladies and Gentlemen,
ASEAN began to implement the Roadmap for an ASEAN Community (2009-2015), we
have time to build "scheme on orientations and measures for Vietnam to
join ASEAN cooperation in 2015" and Program Administration Government
interventions to deploy.
the international integration strategy in which we are submitted to the Prime
Minister for approval, the same oriented ASEAN Community building and
implementation of plans to deploy Vision are high priorities.
compared to many ASEAN countries, we have been slow both cognitive and specific
to a recent survey of some scholars in the country and the ASEAN Secretariat,
the ASEAN Community awareness, opportunities and challenges from the formation
of the ASEAN Community by businessmen, students and residents of the country It
is generally low, especially compared with Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.
a few days that we will live in the ASEAN Community. Time does not
wait for us.
today in the presence of representatives of ministries and departments directly
involved in the process of building the general orientation of the ASEAN
Community, Vision 2025 and Vision deployment plan; the
presence of the authorities, associations and other organizations and
associations, we will hear from representatives of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids
and Social Affairs reported the main contents of each community,
Vision in each sector and plan for implementing Vision 2025.
do not talk a lot about the opportunities and challenges of the ASEAN Community
became, but focus group discussions on the following issues:
the specific orientation to raise the awareness of officials and public
servants, organizations and the entire people of the ASEAN Community; on
the opportunities and challenges for organizations and individual citizens;
the construction-oriented action plans of ministries, sectors, organizations
and associations in each of the pillars, each Community and each deployment
plan of the ASEAN Vision.
the orientation conduct preparatory work necessary to implement immediate and
after having completed the specific action programs.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
the framework of a workshop, we can not solve everything. I
urge you, the spirit of candor, responsibility, seminar today will give us a
general awareness of the program of action; and
you will better visualize what they have to do.
of Foreign Affairs, as the national coordinating body for ASEAN cooperation,
will preside and coordinate with relevant ministries and agencies, construction
scheme on orientations and measures for Vietnam to join ASEAN in 2025 to
have the best preparation, extraction efficiency opportunities, overcome
challenges when participating in ASEAN cooperation in the near future.
successful seminar and wished health and Gentlemen.