Vietnam gains robust achievements in 35 years of renewing the country's foreign affairs

Vietnam gained robust achievements in the past 35 years of renewing the country’s foreign affairs. The effectiveness of combination of Party, State and people-to-people diplomacy contributed to maintaining a peaceful, stable and favorable environment for the country’s renewal process, protecting national independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity and heightening the country’s stature and strength in the international arena.

Important milestones in Vietnam's 35 years of renewal:

On July 11, 1995, US President Bill Clinton announces normalization of relations with Vietnam. Photo: The White House/VNA

Flag raising ceremony at the initiation that recognized Vietnam as the 7th official member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei’s capital, July 28, 1995. Photo: Tran Son/VNA

Party General Secretary Do Muoi meets with Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama during his official visit to Japan from April 18 to 19, 1995. Photo: Xuan Lam/VNA

US Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Manh Cam sign a protocol in Hanoi on August 5, 1995, officially setting up diplomatic relations between the two countries. Photo: Xuan Tuan/VNA

Signing ceremony to recognize the Vietnamese National Assembly as a member of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Organization (AIPO) within the framework of the 16th AIPO General Assembly in Singapore on September 19, 1995. Photo: Xuan Tuan/VNA

President Le Duc Anh presents a version of Vietnamese Ngoc Lu bronze drum to UN Secretary-General Boutros B. Ghali at the UN headquarters in New York on October 25, 1995 as the Vietnamese leader attended the 50th founding anniversary of the organization. Photo: Cao Phong/VNA

Vietnam joined the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), which was officially established on 1 March 1996 at the 1st ASEM Summit (ASEM1) in Bangkok. Photo: VNA

On November 14, 1998, Vietnam became an official member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Photo: The Thuan/VNA

Vietnam successfully hosts the 6th ASEAN Summit in Hanoi in December 1998, just three years after it officially became a member of the bloc. Photo: The Thuan/VNA

President Tran Duc Luong delivered a speech at the Millennium Summit in New York on September 6, 2000. Photo: Trong Nghiep/VNA

President Tran Duc Luong hosts a welcome ceremony for US President Bill Clinton in Hanoi on November 17, 2000 during his official visit to Vietnam. Photo: Trong Nghiep/VNA

Vietnam successfully organizes many important events including the 5th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 5) on October 8-9, 2004. Photo: VNA

The historic handshake between Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and President Georhe W. Bush at the White House on June 21, 2005 during the former’s visit to the US from June 19 to 25, 2005, making a new development in bilateral links after 10 years of normalized relations. This was also the first official tour of the US by a Government leader of Vietnam in three decades since the end of the war. Photo: AP/VNA

Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and senior leaders of ASEAN member nations attend the Kuala Lumpur Declaration signing ceremony on developing ASEAN Charter in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 12, 2005. Photo: VNA Files

Vietnam successfully organizes many important events including the APEC Summit 2006, November 18-19, 2006 in Hanoi. Photo: VNA

Vietnam hosted the 16th and 17th ASEAN Summits in Hanoi in October 2010. This was the year Vietnam assumed the role of ASEAN Chair and celebrated its 15th accession anniversary. Photo: Duc Tam/VNA

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hosted a welcoming ceremony for Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong during his working visit to Japan in 2015. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

The APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting was held in Da Nang, Viet Nam, on November 2018. Photo: VNA

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) was signed by the 11 countries including Vietnam on 8 March 2018 in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Xinhua/VNA

Vietnamese peacekeepers at Vietnam’s Level-2 field Hospital No. 2 say goodbye to relatives and comrades as they depart for United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivers his remarks at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland (the UK), on November 1. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA