Vietnamese Diplomacy in 2010: From Vision to Action


Thuy Do

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 55


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: March 25, 2010
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Vietnam may be vacating its non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) this year, but it is certainly poised to embark on more diplomatic endeavors of regional and global significance. In 2010, the country will assume the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and will celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties with China. It has also been fifteen years since Vietnam pursued its omnidirectional foreign policy when the country joined ASEAN, normalized relations with the United States, and signed the Cooperation Framework Agreement with the European Union, all in 1995. Thuy Do outlines Vietnamese diplomacy in 2010.

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