News website aseantoday.com hails impressive Vietnamese achievements

VOV.VN - News website aseantoday.com published an article on January 21 stating that the country showed marked success in its fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in terms of economic growth, mainly due to strong political will coupled with drastic measures implemented by the Government and citizens.

Moving forward, the nation’s upcoming change in leadership following the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam is likely to bring about fresh developments, it said.

Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, the country has served as a model in successfully containing the pandemic after taking rigorous, timely, and effective measures aimed at preventing and combating the pandemic. With the global crisis stretching into its second year, the nation will continue its efforts to research, produce, and conduct clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines.

Furthermore, whilst the country has successfully contained the COVID-19 pandemic, it has also recorded plenty of multilateral diplomacy milestones over the past year. This includes its role as ASEAN Chair for 2020, a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020 to 2021, and Chair of the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA).

Last year saw Vietnam among the few countries globally to record positive economic growth. According to Vietnam’s General Statistics Office, GDP expanded by 2.91%, along with its biggest-ever trade surplus of roughly US$19.1 billion for 2020.

Alongside economic growth, the nation also witnessed progress in technology and education throughout the pandemic. Indeed, advancements were recorded in developing 5G networks whilst using equipment manufactured by local industry and telecoms group Viettel. Meanwhile, the country also saw students succeed in international academic competitions, despite the negative of the epidemic on learning and education.

In terms of the economy, the nation was active in signing new free trade agreements (FTAs), including the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). On the digital front, the country accelerated a national digital transformation that has already changed plenty of aspects of public administration. In June, 2020, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc approved a National Digital Transformation Program which will be implemented by 2025 in order to develop the economy based on digital technologies.

The article cites Carl Thayer, professor emeritus and a Southeast Asia specialist at the University of New South Wales in Australia, as saying that the Vietnamese response to the pandemic has increased its standing both regionally and globally.

Thayer and other analysts note the Vietnamese role as part of the UN Security Council, including its support for expanding co-ordination between ASEAN, the UN Security Council, and other relevant bodies, as well as pushing for global adherence to international law and the UN Charter.

The Communist Party of Vietnam is scheduled to convene its 13th National Congress from January 25 to February 2, as well as sessions of the National Assembly, in order to select fresh leadership. With the country coming off of a strong year in 2020, the article outlines how the next Vietnamese administration will likely continue to move the nation towards its various socioeconomic development targets, along with multilateral goals around peace, security, and prosperity in the region and globally.

Moving forward, the nation’s upcoming change in leadership following the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam is likely to bring about fresh developments, it said.

Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, the country has served as a model in successfully containing the pandemic after taking rigorous, timely, and effective measures aimed at preventing and combating the pandemic. With the global crisis stretching into its second year, the nation will continue its efforts to research, produce, and conduct clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines.

Furthermore, whilst the country has successfully contained the COVID-19 pandemic, it has also recorded plenty of multilateral diplomacy milestones over the past year. This includes its role as ASEAN Chair for 2020, a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020 to 2021, and Chair of the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA).

Last year saw Vietnam among the few countries globally to record positive economic growth. According to Vietnam’s General Statistics Office, GDP expanded by 2.91%, along with its biggest-ever trade surplus of roughly US$19.1 billion for 2020.

Alongside economic growth, the nation also witnessed progress in technology and education throughout the pandemic. Indeed, advancements were recorded in developing 5G networks whilst using equipment manufactured by local industry and telecoms group Viettel. Meanwhile, the country also saw students succeed in international academic competitions, despite the negative of the epidemic on learning and education.

In terms of the economy, the nation was active in signing new free trade agreements (FTAs), including the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). On the digital front, the country accelerated a national digital transformation that has already changed plenty of aspects of public administration. In June, 2020, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc approved a National Digital Transformation Program which will be implemented by 2025 in order to develop the economy based on digital technologies.

The article cites Carl Thayer, professor emeritus and a Southeast Asia specialist at the University of New South Wales in Australia, as saying that the Vietnamese response to the pandemic has increased its standing both regionally and globally.

Thayer and other analysts note the Vietnamese role as part of the UN Security Council, including its support for expanding co-ordination between ASEAN, the UN Security Council, and other relevant bodies, as well as pushing for global adherence to international law and the UN Charter.

The Communist Party of Vietnam is scheduled to convene its 13th National Congress from January 25 to February 2, as well as sessions of the National Assembly, in order to select fresh leadership. With the country coming off of a strong year in 2020, the article outlines how the next Vietnamese administration will likely continue to move the nation towards its various socioeconomic development targets, along with multilateral goals around peace, security, and prosperity in the region and globally.

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