The plan stated the current context and orientations for foreign affairs activities in 2021, adding this is the first year of realizing resolutions of all-level Party Committee Assemblies for the 2021-25 period. As such, Hanoi would grasp opportunities and gather favorable conditions from the curent global climate to push for greater development and integration.
Moreover, Hanoi’s foreign affairs activities would follow closely orientations of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the government, especially those stated in the 17th National Party Congress in fields of politics, economy, culture, and socio-development.
Meanwhile, Hanoi would hold foreign affairs activities in line with advantages, and the needs of the city, as well as its resources in the new context. Hanoi would further deepen its bilateral and multilateral relations with other cities/provinces all over the world, as well as with international organizations, to meet the city’s socio-economic development in 2021.
Hanoi is expected to cooperate with government agencies in further attracting investment capital and promoting trade, ensuring Hanoi to becoming a green, modern and smart city with high competitiveness in the city and of the region until 2025.
Moreover, the city would promote innovation in drafting plan for holding foreign affairs activities, including the application of new technologies.
Another priority is to further integrate into global economy by ensuring effective implementation of free trade agreements, especially the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, EU - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), along with commitments under the World Trade Organization (WTO), the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
Hanoi is set to mobilize resources to organize national and international events in 2021, including the SEA Games 31 and ASEAN Para Games 11, aiming to take advantage of these events to promote the image of Hanoi and Vietnam in the region and on the world.