Over the past years, applying the flexible and creative
froeign policies of the Party and the State in local conditions, external
affairs of Dong Nai province has gained much success, lessons and experience in
leadership, directing implementation. This is indeed a valuable experience,
which is the basis for the province's external affairs in the coming time to be
constantly innovated, to fulfill the task ahead, to pave the way and create a
stable environment, importantly contributing for the socio-economic development
of the province.
To date, all three aspects of the Party, State diplomacy and
public diplomacy have been synchronously implemented by Dong Nai province;
combining political diplomacy with economic diplomacy and cultural diplomacy;
expanding relations, promoting the image of Dong Nai to international friends;
actively attracting investment in the direction of sustainable development and
this got many important achievements and many breakthroughs.
economic diplomacy, Dong Nai province actively promoted investment through
meeting activities with representatives of foreign diplomatic missions,
corporations, companies, major cities and countries which have potential in the
region and in the world, deployed the agreements and fields of economy. To
date, Dong Nai has signed 27 international agreements at the provincial level
and 39 international contracts at the department level with more than 57
localities, and foreign partners.
addition to economic development, cultural exchanges and public cooperation are
also paid attention to by the province. In 2013, Dong Nai province decided to
establish the Union of Friendship Organizations and socio-political
organizations in the field of public affairs in order to expand the
relationship of solidarity and friendship, to make relations closer to
neighboring countries, traditional friends, ASEAN countries, major countries,
strategic partners, and comprehensively promote the cooperation between the
Vietnamese people in general and Dong Nai people in particular with the people
in the world.
After nearly five
years of implementing the task, the initial activities of exchanges and public
cooperation of the Union of Friendship and Member Friendship Associations have
met the practical requirements, expanded and set up the relationship with the
Consulate General of the countries in Ho Chi Minh City and foreign enterprises
operating in Dong Nai such as Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Russian
Federation, France, China. In less than four years, the Union has founded nine
bilateral friendship associations. To date, the Union has 10 member
associations with over 5 thousand members.
Every year, the Union and member
associations hold more or less 10 political-foreign affairs events and cultural
exchange activities that attract thousands of participants, including representatives
of international diplomatic missions, enterprises, foreign non-governmental
organizations and the people in the province. Through this, the Union has
promoted activities of propaganda, promotion, mutual understanding and mutual
trust to contribute to the promotion of cooperative activities in many
economic, cultural and scientific fields, fields of arts and humanitarian aid.
foreign non-governmental work, over the past five years, Dong Nai has had 158
delegations of foreign non-governmental organizations, companies, funds and
associations who came to implement 219 programs, projects and grants-in-aid.
The total value of committed grant is $ 8.5 million, equivalent to over 196
billion vnd, and has been disbursed $ 2,899,847, over 66 billion. The programs
and projects to be mobilized for aid accord with the policy, socio-economic
development of the province; The effectiveness of the non-governmental projects
has been confirmed, contributing to the implementation of the social security
policy, to the socio-economic development of the province.
can be said that with the foundation of the Union has marked a significant
change in the work of public diplomacy of Dong Nai province. From the early
days of establishment, despite many difficulties and challenges, the union soon
stabilized the organization, be active, flexible, creative, and started to work
simultaneously tasks: friendship peace, foreign non-governmental affairs and public
diplomacy. With steady and comprehensive steps in its activities, the Union is
actively contributing to protecting and building the country, bringing the
image of Vietnam, Dong Nai province closer to friends in the world, creating a
favorable environment for socio-economic development.
public diplomacy in the province is not possible to be managed. According to
the direction No. 04-CT/TW dated July 6th, 2011 of the Politburo
said: "Renovating and enhancing the effectiveness of public diplomacy is
the task of both the political system and the entire people, especially Vietnam
Fatherland Front, the Union of Vietnam Friendship Organizations, organizations
and people's organizations. " Therefore, this work should be implemented synchronously
and more closely in coordination between the Party's diplomacy, the State
diplomacy and public diplomacy; as well as close coordination between agencies,
departments, unions, localities and specialized agencies.
the new context when the world situation will have complicated developments,
the public diplomacy plays an important role. As an important strategic
location in the southern key economic region, Dong Nai has 35 industrial parks,
of which 31 are operating in the province with more than a thousand of projects
of more than 40 countries, territories, and over 32.5 thousand compatriots.
in order to successfully implement the Resolution of the 10th Provincial
Party Congress and the Resolution of the 12th National Party
Congress, "Independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation and
development; diversification, multilateralisation in external relations; to be
friend and a reliable partner and a responsible member of the international
community "; to strengthen friendly relations and raise the international
position of Vietnam, the public diplomacy of Dong Nai province should
concentrate on performing the following tasks:
Strengthen the propaganda and awareness raising for officials, party members, unionists
and on opportunities and challenges in the process of innovation and
international integration. On the basis of the implementation of Circular No.
11-TT/ TU dated October 20, 2011 by the Standing Committee of the provincial
Party Committee on the implementation of Directive No. 04-CT/TW of the
Secretariat of the Party Central Committee on further renovation and improving
the efficiency of the public diplomacy in the new situation, the resolution No.
22-NQ/TW, dated April 10, 2013 of the Politburo on international integration.
Strengthen and expand, deepen the development, attach importance to the
establishment of relations with the people in neighboring countries, in the countries
with important positions in foreign policy, and in the countries having many residents
who are investing, living and working in Dong Nai by building and developing friendship
associations, at the same time paying attention to overseas compatriots;
renovating contents and methods, improving the effectiveness of information and
promote the activeness, flexibility and the role of public diplomacy of Vietnam
Fatherland Front Committee of Dong Nai Province, the Union of Friendship Associations
and friendship organizations; effectively coordinate the work of public
diplomacy of the Trade Union, the Youth Union, and Associations of Women,
Farmers, Veterans, Journalists, Red Cross, Arts and Arts, the union of Science
Associations and Technical and Cooperative Alliance, Professional Associations,
and public organizations in the province.
consolidate and develop the apparatus of cadres working public diplomacy to
meet the requirements in the new situation; strengthen training for diplomacy
skills for officials, party members, civil servants and officials; periodically
organize the training of diplomacy knowledge for key officials at all levels;
ensure proper material, means, funding and regimes for the public diplomacy and
the officials carrying out the work of public diplomacy.
make full use of resources, the help of friends, the people of the world as
well as our overseas compatriots in socio-economic development, hunger
eradication and poverty reduction, improvement of quality of people’s lives,
especially ethnic people in minority areas, create favorable conditions for the
renewal, construction and defense of the Socialist Vietnam Fatherland.