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Ba Ria - Vung Tau Department of Foreign Affairs strengthens foreign affairs activities to welcome APEC 2017    
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Ba Ria - Vung Tau Department of Foreign Affairs strengthens foreign affairs activities to welcome APEC 2017
Apr 14 2017

In order to welcome APEC 2017, board of leaders, civil servants and employees of Ba Ria - Vung Tau Department of Foreign Affairs are actively joining and organizing external activities, contributing to serving the socio-economic development in accordance with provincial orientations

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a leading mechanism for cooperation in the region and the world that leverages the liberlization of trade and investment and promotes the cooperation trends and multi-layered linkages for peace and development. For Vietnam, the APEC Forum plays a strategically important role in the process of innovation, development and international integration. This is because this Forum includes strategic partners, leading economic and trade partners towards Vietnam. In particular, APEC 2017 is considered as a significant year in Vietnam's foreign affairs activities due to the contents and priorities that Vietnam offers as the foundation for the process of cooperation, implementation of programs and commitments of each member state in the framework of the Forum, which creates of new dynamism, conditions and benefits for regional trade liberalization.


In order to welcome APEC 2017, board of leaders, civil servants and employees of Ba Ria - Vung Tau Department of Foreign Affairs are actively joining and organizing external activities, contributing to serving the socio-economic development in accordance with provincial orientations, specifically:


Regarding enhancement of international cooperation, Department advised the Provincial People's Committee to sign a cooperation agreement and an action program between Ba Ria - Vung Tau People's Committee and the Government of Republic of Bashkortostan on 12 January 2017. In the coming time, Department will continue to advise the Provincial People's Committee to sign a cooperation agreement with the Government of Veneto region, Italy and to coordinate with the Government of Padang City, Indonesia to organize a signing ceremony of action program for implementing a MOU on cooperation.


Regarding mobilization of support from foreign non-governmental organizations: Department updates information on the provincial socio-economic situation and provincial projects in the period 2016-2020 to call for investment and support from foreign non-governmental organizations through Vietnamese diplomatic missions abroad, foreign representative offices in Vietnam, foreign organizations and individuals, especially foreign localities signed cooperation with the province.


Regarding foreign culture: Department promotes cultural diplomatic activities with APEC member partners, ASEAN countries and other countries signed agreements with the province; assists foreign organizations to hold cultural week, cultural days and performing arts in the province.


Regarding the work for overseas Vietnamese, Department enhances propaganda and creates favorable conditions for overseas Vietnamese, especially the overseas Vietnamese intellectuals and enterprises investing in the province. On 19 January 2017, Department held a meeting between provincial leaders and overseas Vietnamese in the province. In the coming time, Department will coordinate with overseas Vietnamese businessmen to discuss and consult on start-up for provincial young entrepreneurs.


Regarding external information, Department strengthens exhibition activities to introduce prominent images of state external affairs, cultural exchange, external economics, the work for overseas Vietnamese at the department; to synthesize, edit and update local foreign affairs news regularly on websites and external bulletins in English and Vietnamese; to advise the Provincial People's Committee to issue regulations on managing activities of foreign reporters and press in the province; and to connect and create a network of foreign journalists to support the free advertisement about the province abroad.


Regarding training of external knowledge: Department organizes training courses for provincial officials and civil servants to improve their awareness on foreign communications; crisis management skills; public speaking; communication skills with foreign non-governmental organizations; protocol, consular, the work for overseas Vietnamese, sea-island borders knowledge, etc.

- Source: Ba Ria - Vung Tau Department of Foreign Affairs