Dr. Nguyen Hung Son, Vice President of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), meets with Mr. Tomasz Poreba

22:41 17/05/2024

On the afternoon of May 17, 2024, at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), Dr. Nguyen Hung Son, Vice President of the DAV, met with Mr. Tomasz Poreba, Vice-Chair of the Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (DASE), to discuss international and regional issues of mutual interest.

Opening the exchange, Dr. Nguyen Hung Son provided an overview of DAV's functions, emphasizing the DAV’s role in providing timely assessments on foreign policy and strategic issues. Mr. Tomasz Poreba appreciated DAV's comprehensive approach to policy research and training for students and officials. He also expressed his desire to promote cooperation, joint research, and information sharing between DAV and European think thanks.

The discussion between the two sides touched upon Vietnam's strategy of diversifying its international relations to balance its major relationships with major powers. Dr. Nguyen Hung Son emphasized that both Vietnam and ASEAN adhere to the principle of maintaining autonomy and promoting an open, balanced regional architecture to maintain regional peace and stability. Mr. Tomasz Poreba commended ASEAN's foreign policy approach, stating that ASEAN is pursuing a diplomatic approach that is appropriate in the current context.

Regarding the European Union (EU), Mr. Tomasz Poreba positively noted the bloc's efforts to enhance cooperation and integration among member states. He also discussed the EU's Green Deal policy, noting its ambitious agenda and potential challenges ahead for some EU member states.

Security concerns were also addressed, with Mr. Tomasz Poreba highlighting the importance of NATO and the United States' role in European defense, particularly Poland. He emphasized the need for strong international partnerships to ensure regional and global security, particularly in the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

The meeting concluded with an exchange of contact information and a commitment to maintain communication to establish additional channels of exchange and expand collaborative research efforts. Both sides expressed optimism about the prospects of strengthening ties between Vietnam, the European Union, and ASEAN through diplomatic, cultural, and academic exchanges./.

*Some photos of the meeting

Ngo Di Lan

Same category