Public express beliefs in the success of upcoming Party Congress

Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the closing ceremony. (Photo: VNA)

(VOVworld) - The 14th plenum of the 11th Party Central Committee closed in Hanoi on Wednesday. After three days of working, members of the Party Central Committee reached consensus on the signing and ratification of the Trans-pacific Partnership Agreement, continuing to complete personnel preparations for the 12th National Party Congress and a list of nominations for key leadership posts of the Party and State of the 12th tenure. The Central Committee generally agreed with the Politburo’s proposal on the tentative lists of the Presidium, the Secretarial Delegation, and the Commission for Investigating Eligibility of delegates attending the 12th Party Congress. Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong delivered a key note at the closing ceremony affirming that the meeting was a success and completed preparations for the 12th National Party Congress as scheduled. The plenum continued to receive great attention from the public nationwide. Nguyen Thanh Ly from Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak … [Read more...]

General Vo Nguyen Giap, Vietnam’s greatest military hero

On May 27, 1948, he was conferred the title of highest-ranking General by the Late President Ho Chi Minh at the age 37

General Vo Nguyen Giap, former Commander-in-Chief of the Vietnam People's Army, passed away on October 4, but Vietnamese people will remember him for his great devotion to national independence. For the Vietnamese Army, he was a brilliant military strategist who planned historic battles that shine in Vietnamese history. Some revolutionary photos of General Vo Nguyen Giap taken from the book "General and Commander-in-Chief Vo Nguyen Giap": pubished by the Authority of Foreign Information, Service under the Ministry of Information and Communications in 2011): … [Read more...]

Vietnam Deputy PM appointed secretary of Hanoi Party Committee

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Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has been appointed Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, as the committee convened a meeting in the capital city on Friday morning. The appointment decision was made by Vietnam’s Politburo and was announced at the meeting by Pham Minh Chinh, Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee's Organizational Commission. The decision document was handed over to Hai by Dinh The Huynh , Politburo member and Secretary of the Party Central Committee. Politburo member Hai will replace former secretary Pham Quang Nghi to lead the Hanoi Party Committee for a term ending 2020. Party Committee is the leading organ of the Communist Party of Vietnam of each of the country’s cities. Speaking at the meeting, Hai said he considers the appointment both an honor and heavy responsibility. "As Hanoi is the national hub of politics and administrative and a major center of culture, science, education, economics and … [Read more...]

US media features Vietnam’s National Party Congress

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Several newspapers in the US have commented that leadership transition at Vietnam's 12th National Party Congress shows political stability in the Southeast Asian nation. The re-appointment of Nguyen Phu Trong as Party General Secretary means that there would be no major changes in Vietnam's orientations for economic development, according to US newspapers. The New York Times quoted Frederick Burke, managing partner for Vietnam at the American law firm Baker & McKenzie as saying that the leadership transition at this week's party congress was encouraging because it highlighted the country's political stability and respect for the rule of law. The paper also cited Sami Kteily, executive chairman of PEB Steel, a construction company in Ho Chi Minh City, that Vietnam's membership in several recent trade agreements underlined the country's commitment to being an active member of the global economy. According to the Wall Street Journal, the re-election of Party General Secretary … [Read more...]

Press significantly contributes to successful Party Congress

Hanoi , January 28 (VNA) – The success of the 12 th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) was significantly contributed by the press. Newly-elected Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong made the remark while meeting with domestic and foreign reporters in Hanoi on January 28, right after the Congress ended. The Party leader hailed the journalists for their timely reporting of the Congress – a significant political event to the public, stressing that after eight days of working, the Congress concluded as a big success. The Party chief told reporters from the Vietnam Television (VTV) that he was touched by the sentiments of domestic compatriots and international friends for trusting him as the top leader of the Party. There will be a lot of things to do in the coming tenure given the opportunities and challenges from both at home and abroad, he said, adding that enormous efforts are needed to fulfill the missions. He said it is imperative to … [Read more...]

12th National Party Congress opens a new era of national development, socialism

12th National Party Congress opens a new era of national development, socialism

(VOVworld)- In his closing speech at the 12th National Party Congress, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said the Congress’s success encourages the entire Party, the people and the army to overcome difficulties and develop Vietnam into a modern industrial country. The outcomes of the Congress will pave the way for Vietnam to further boost national growth and move toward socialism. Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong said Congress delegates approved important documents, showed their determination to achieve set goals, and completed the personnel work. Major policies, orientations approved The Party Chief said that in eight days of working in the spirit of "Solidarity – Democracy – Discipline – Renovation", and with a high sense of responsibility, the Congress completed all agenda items as planned. Delegates discussed in a candid and democratic manner and unanimously passed, important documents, including the Political Report and a report evaluating the … [Read more...]

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong: “Innovation is routine work to do”

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong answered at press conference after the closing session of the 12th Party Congress

The Hanoitimes - On January 28, immediately after the closing session of the 12th National Party Congress, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and some representatives of the Party Committee had brief information on the results of the Congress. Before answering some questions from the press, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong shared, later than 8 working days, the 12th Congress of the Party concluded with success. Personally, the General Secretary is also very happy and excited. Meanwhile, General Secretary also thanked and said that the contribution of the press is crucial to the success of the Congress. The Congress elected a 200-member Party Central Committee, including 180 official and 20 alternate ones. The 12th Party Central Committee convened its first plenum to elect the Politburo, the Party General Secretary, the Secretariat, the Inspection Commission and the commission’s head for the new tenure. The Party General Secretary in the 11th tenure, Nguyen Phu Trong was … [Read more...]

Expectations in the Party building

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The Hanoitimes - Construction work for the Party as well as the new location, the determination shown by the Central Committee political report of the 12th Congress on this issue received the attention of many delegates. Many suggested that, in order to prevent and reverse the degradation of political ideology, morality and lifestyle, in the next term to further promote the implementation of the Central Resolution 4. Party members and people from all walks of life are expecting that the new 12th Party Central Committee will continue promoting the spirit of unity, democracy and renewal to help the country grow further. Tran Phu Cuong, head of the Study Encouragement Society of ward No.5 in southern Ca Mau province’s Ca Mau city, said that this 12th National Party Congress is really promoting the spirit of unity and democracy. The congress has demonstrated a high sense of responsibility and selected a new-tenure Party Central Committee whose members are competent, dare to … [Read more...]

12th National Party Congress declares successful end

Delegates vote to adopt the 12th National Party Congress's Resolution (Photo: VNA)

The 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) concluded with success on January 28 after eight days of working. The Congress elected a 200-member Party Central Committee, including 180 official and 20 alternate ones. The 12th Party Central Committee convened its first plenum to elect the Politburo, the Party General Secretary, the Secretariat, the Inspection Commission and the commission’s head for the new tenure. The Party General Secretary in the 11th tenure, Nguyen Phu Trong was re-elected with unanimity as General Secretary in the 12th tenure. The Politburo’s 12th tenure comprises of 19 members. The committee entrusted the Politburo to assign some members to join the Secretariat. The committee also elected three members of the Secretariat. The Inspection Commission with 21 officials were elected at the first plenum. The commission is headed by Politburo member Tran Quoc Vuong. In his closing speech, newly-elected Party General Secretary … [Read more...]

New Party Central Committee hoped to promote unity, democracy

Hanoi, January 26 (VNA) – Party members and people from all walks of life are expecting that the new 12 th Party Central Committee will continue promoting the spirit of unity, democracy and renewal to help the country grow further. Tran Phu Cuong, head of the Study Encouragement Society of ward No.5 in southern Ca Mau province’s Ca Mau city, said that this 12 th National Party Congress is really promoting the spirit of unity and democracy. The congress has demonstrated a high sense of responsibility and selected a new-tenure Party Central Committee whose members are competent, dare to think, dare to take action and dare to take responsibility. He expressed his belief that after the Congress, under the leadership of the Party General Secretary, the Political Bureau and the Secretariat, the new Central Committee will continue leading the country to overcome difficulties and challenges, and take advantage of opportunities to make the country develop sustainably in the … [Read more...]

People’s faith in the new Party Central Committee

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(VOVworld) – The 12th Party Central Committee convened its first session on Wednesday to elect the politburo, the Party General Secretary, the Party Secretariat, and the Central Party Inspection Commission and its head. The results will be announced at the closing session of the 12th National Party Congress on Thursday. On Tuesday, the congress elected 200 members of the 12th Party Central Committee, including 180 official members and 20 alternate members. Vietnamese people have expressed their faith in the new Party Central Committee. President of Soc Trang province’s Farmers’ Association Thach Thal said: "We hope that the new Party Central Committee will do what is most beneficial to farmers such as finding markets for farm produce like rice and seafood." Party member Dang Tien Thanh of Lao Cai city said those elected to the Party Central Committee are all worthy: "There are many first-time members of the Party Central Committee. Those elected are the most … [Read more...]

Structure of 12th Party Central Committee

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The average age of the 12th Party Central Committee's 200 members is 53, as according to the list announced by the 12th National Party Congress on the afternoon of January 26. The new Party Central Committee (PCC) has 20 female members and 17 ethnic minorities. The re-elected included seven from the 11th tenure Political Bureau, namely Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Vice Chairwomen Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Tong Thi Phong, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, Head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Information and Education Dinh The Huynh, and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan. In terms of the age structure, among the 180 official members, 26 are under 50; 142 others in the group of 51-60; and the remainder, above 61. The two youngest official members are Secretary of the Da Nang municipal Party Committee Nguyen Xuan Anh and Secretary of the Kien … [Read more...]

Officials, people hail Party Central Committee election

Delegates cast ballots at the Congress.

Officials, Party members and people nationwide have expressed their trust in the new crop of Vietnamese leaders who were elected to the 12 th Party Central Committee during the ongoing 12th National Party Congress in Hanoi on January 26. Vu Ngoc Hoang, permanent deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, said the outcome of the Party Central Committee election reflects democracy, consensus and a renewal in Party activities. The nomination of officials outside of the candidate list is an improved democratic step, he said, adding that almost all cities and provinces have had officials elected to the Committee. He believes that the new leadership will steer the country across sectors comprehensively toward firmly safeguarding national sovereignty and maintaining an environment of peace in service of development. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat, hailed personnel preparations for the election as thorough … [Read more...]

Press release on sixth working day of 12th National Party Congress

Hanoi, January 26 (VNA) – Delegates to the 12th National Party Congress cast their ballots to elect members to the 12 th Party Central Committee in Hanoi on the morning of January 26. The working session was chaired by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, who is also President of the Presidium. The vote counting board counted the ballots, and in the afternoon, announced the results and the list of the new Party Central Committee. The afternoon working session took place under the chair of Politburo member and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung. The Congress voted for the report on the outcomes of the voting for the 12 th Party Central Committee. Politburo member and Secretary of the Party Central Committee Dinh The Huynh, who is also head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, presented a report on acquiring delegates’ feedback on the 12 th National Party Congress’s draft documents. Delegates voted on … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s 12th National Congress voting for members of Party Central Committee

Congress delegates on Tuesday cast their votes to determine the 200 new members of the 12

Vietnam’s 12th National Party Congress has begun conducting an election for the members of the Party Central Committee for the next five-year term. th Party Central Committee, including 180 official members and 20 alternative ones. The Party Central Committee is a powerful panel within the Communist Party of Vietnam chosen by the National Party Congress. Members of the committee will then elect the Politburo, the ultimate body of the Party. The 11th Party Central Committee had 175 official members and 25 alternate seats. The candidate list for the membership comprises 246 people, which was approved by the congress on Monday. Candidate names are arranged in alphabetical order, along with dates of birth, positions, working institutions, and other information. The election is chaired by Nguyen Phu Trong, incumbent General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, and monitored by a ballot counting committee led by Nguyen The Trung, member of the 11th Party Central … [Read more...]

Party personnel preparations for next tenure are thorough, democratic: delegates

Hanoi, January 24 (VNA) – Participants in the 12 th National Party Congress worked in their delegations on January 24 to appraise the standards and structure of the 12 th Party Central Committee and the list of nominations fielded by the 11 th Party Central Committee. Speaking on the sidelines of the Congress, Vu Trong Kim – an 11 th Party Central Committee member and Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee – said the personnel for the next tenure was thoroughly prepared during the 12 th , 13 th and 14 th meetings of the 11 th Party Central Committee. Particularly, the 14 th meeting geared up personnel for the four key leading positions. The Politburo reported that it talked out each case and reached high consensus. Some nominees withdrew proactively. At the 14 th meeting, the 11 th Party Central Committee discussed three options, cast secret ballots and finally agreed to nominate the incumbent Party General Secretary, Nguyen Phu Trong, … [Read more...]

Personnel work for Party Central Committee thoroughly prepared

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Personnel preparations for the 12th Party Central Committee have been made in a strict and thorough manner right from the grassroots level, Director of the Vietnam Academy of Defence Vo Tien Trung has told the media on the sidelines of the ongoing 12th National Party Congress. Commenting on the number of Party Central Committee members, Trung said the committee groups 200 members, the same figure from the past tenure. However, the number of official ones rises to 180 from 175 in the previous tenure and the number of alternate members is down to 20 from the previous 25. According to him, the increase of official Party Central Committee members is intended to cope with the many tasks of the Party Central Committee. In addition, new bodies have been set up such as the Economic and Internal Affairs Commissions, which also require more officials. Trung noted a new point that for the first time, the Party Central Committee has outlined a strategic personnel plan to foster officials … [Read more...]

Congress examines criteria, structure of Party Central Committee

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The 12th National Party Congress discussed the criteria for Party Central Committee members and the structure of the 12th Party Central Committee during its fourth working day in Hanoi on January 24. Participants also mulled over a list of nominations for members of 12th Party Central Committee, both official and alternate, prepared by the 11th tenure’s committee. They later proposed additional candidates outside of the list. Heads of delegations attending the event afterwards reported their lists of supplementary nominations for the committee. Earlier on January 23, the Congress approved the number of the Committee’s members for the 12th tenure, comprising 180 official and 20 alternate ones. In an interview granted to Vietnam News Agency ahead of the event, Politburo member and permanent member of the 11th Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh said four requirements have been set for the 12th Party Central Committee. The 12th Party Central … [Read more...]

12th National Party Congress: international integration to improve Vietnam’s global status

(VOVworld) – Delegates to the 12th National Party Congress continued to discuss documents submitted to the congress on Saturday. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung chaired the meeting. Deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilization Thao Xuan Sung said relations between the Party and the people are a decisive factor in enhancing national unity in the renewal process. He said: "Efforts should be made to improve the Party’s leadership and institutionalize the 2013 Constitution towards enhancing democracy and building a socialist state of the people, by the people, and for the people. This is to ensure state power belongs to the people." Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh presented a report on the importance of international integration in national development and defense. He reviewed Vietnam’s achievements in external relations over the last 5 years and said that international integration should be prioritized in … [Read more...]

12th National Party Congress promotes openness, democracy

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(VOVworld) – Attendees of the 12th National Party Congress in Hanoi strongly believe that with the straightforwardness of the 11th Party Central Committee’s report, the 12th National Party Congress will successfully work out fundamental guidelines for future Party building and national development. Party members commented that the 11th Party Central Committee’s report presented by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong honestly pointed out shortcomings which need to be resolved and outlined major tasks for the 12th National Party Congress. Phan Van Su is from Tay Ninh province: "Attending the Congress and listening to a report by the Party chief, I strongly believe that the Congress will be a success and that the Congress’s resolutions will be implemented effectively, contributing to rapid, sustainable, comprehensive national development." Attendees will focus on anti-corruption, combating negative influences and political opportunism, improving the state … [Read more...]