Under the plan, the municipal Party Committee identified 2020 as the final year to fulfill the foreign affair tasks in the 2016 - 2020 period and the deployment of next five year period’s missions.
To create the foundation for the next development phase, Hanoi’s foreign affair activities would focus on fulfilling international commitments, enhancing efficiency in bilateral and multilateral relations between Hanoi and other cities/provinces all over the world, international organizations; strictly follow political, socio-economic development objectives of Hanoi in 2020.
The plan requested local authorities to strictly follow priorities of the Party and the government in foreign affairs under the vision of actively participating in global integration; implementing comprehensively foreign affair activities with a focus on economic integration; identifying objectives of foreign affair activities fields of politics, economy, and culture.
Establishing plans and activities in a creative and selective way, targeting mutual benefits for all parties involved; enhancing efficiency in cooperation between all parties for breakthroughs in investment attraction, trade promotion, tourism, cultural-social development; transforming Hanoi into a center of the world and the region in fields of tourism, culture, sports, architecture, innovative startups, hi-tech, communications, among others are also the missions stated in the plan.
Hanoi would continue to maintain and promote friendship with neighboring countries, members of ASEAN, countries and regions in the Asia - Pacific, major countries, strategic partners, traditional friends and others.
Additionally, the capital would cooperate with government agencies in holding events under the ASEAN 2020 year; hosting major events in Hanoi in 2020 and marking the celebration of 1010th anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi and preparation works for SEA Games 31 in Hanoi in 2021.
Hanoi to continue cooperate with CNN in the 2019 - 2024 period, aiming for greater efficiency in promoting tourism products and turning the sector into a spearhead for the economy.
The plan stipulated more works are required to promote the value of natural heritage and build socio-art products as a method to promote the image of Hanoi to international friends; cooperating with international organizations in Hanoi to hold cultural events; attracting foreign tourists to Hanoi and organizing the program “Hanoi day” in foreign countries on the occasion of anniversary of diplomatic relation establishment with Vietnam, such as China, Russia, the US, Germany, EU, New Zealand, Greece, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Cuba, among others.
Hanoi will continue to fulfill its responsibilities as part of its participation in international cooperation mechanism and creative cities network; “smart cities”, in turn enhancing the status of Hanoi on the global stage.
The capital city aims to participate in the process of protecting the sovereignty and national safety; promoting Vietnam’s policies in concerned issues, including those related to South China Sea; enhancing efficiency in managing the operation of non-governmental organizations and mobilizing overseas resources for priority fields of health, education, poverty reduction, environmental protection, among others.