International community praises Vietnam’s development

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chairman of ASEAN 2020 at the 36th ASEAN Summit (Photo: VNA)

In assessments of international friends, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Vietnam has made great achievements in all fields, thereby contributing to enhancing the country's status and prestige in the international arena.

Impressive achievements

According to The ASEAN Post, Vietnam is one of the politically stable countries in Southeast Asia. In the context of the complex situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, international opinion has an impression of a Vietnam which is both a model of epidemic prevention and control in the world, and a "bright spot" of economic growth. According to the article on, Vietnam has gained impressive success in the fight against COVID-19 and its economic growth, mainly thanks to the strong will and drastic measures of the Vietnamese Government, and the consensus of people under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that Vietnam's success in the difficult battle against COVID-19 is a typical demonstration of how a developing country can fight a pandemic, bringing significant lessons for other developing countries.

In terms of economic development, by 2020, Vietnam's economy grew by 2.91%, one of the highest in the world. Sharing with Russian news agency Sputnik, Dr. Vladimir Mazyrin, leader of the Centre for Vietnamese and ASEAN Studies of the Far East Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, emphasized that Vietnam's extraordinary success in the pandemic's context will certainly help Vietnam rise to a higher position in all world rankings in the coming time. Meanwhile, the article on the Czech website emphasizes that, in addition to economic growth, Vietnam has also achieved many important achievements in improving people's lives and ensuring social security. According to the United Nations (UN), Vietnam is one of the leading countries in the world for success in the fight against poverty.

In addition, Vietnam's successes in foreign affairs are also a topic for many media agencies around the world. Cambodia's Khmer Times said as an active and responsible member, Vietnam has made a great contribution to ASEAN. In 2020, as the Chair of ASEAN 2020, Vietnam has strengthened its leadership capacity and affirmed ASEAN's role in the region and in the international arena. Vietnam has chosen the theme “Cohesive & Responsive” for the ASEAN Year 2020, expressing the President's desire for a united ASEAN to stand firmly to impact the international and regional situation. Sputnik news agency emphasized that Vietnam has been very proactive, flexible and agile in the application of technology to organize online conferences according to the plan of the ASEAN Year 2020, which are accepted by all ASEAN countries as well as partners.

Increasingly high position

According to the Czech website, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Vietnam has an increasing high role and position in the region as well as in the world. In an article published in the Russian Independence newspaper, researcher Grigory Mikhailovich Lokshin at the Far East Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences affirmed Vietnam's election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, term 2020-2021, with a record high number of votes (192 of 193) shows that Vietnam has very high prestige in the international arena. Mr. Lokshin said that being elected to the United Nations Security Council, the body responsible for international peace and security, is also a great political success for Vietnam.

Not only paying attention to the prevention and fighting against COVID-19 in the country, Vietnam has shown the spirit of solidarity and mutual affection when actively sharing experiences with and supporting countries in the region and around the world to prevent the spread of the disease. The page quoted Professor Carl Thayer of the University of New South Wales (Australia) emphasizing that Vietnam's response to COVID-19 has raised its position and prestige in the region and globally, reaffirming that Vietnam is an active and responsible member of the international community./.


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