The fourth plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee was closed on October 14 after six days of sitting. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong delivers a speech on major outcomes of the plenum, Hanoi, October 14, 2016 On behalf of the Politburo, Party General SecretaryNguyen Phu Trong delivered a speech on major outcomes of theplenum, including socio-economic performance in 2016-2017,transformation of the growth modal, international economicintegration, as well as Party building. Mr. Trong affirmed that the fourth plenum wassuccessful. He was convinced that the resolutions and conclusion of theParty Central Committee at the fourth plenum would contribute to puttingthe 12th Party Congress Resolution into reality; fulfillingsocio-economic development tasks; effectively conducting theinternational economic integration process; ensuring socio-politicalstability; building and revamping the Party in transparent and powerfulmanner. The Party chief suggested each member of the PartyCentral Committee uphold the sense of responsibility to successfullyimplement the 12th Party Congress, other resolutions and conclusionswhich were introduced at this plenum. Earlier, members of the Party Central Committeediscussed the scheme on effectively implementing global economicintegration and maintaining socio-political stability in the context ofVietnam’s membership of new-generation free trade agreements on October13 in Hanoi at the fifth working day. The discussion was presided overby Politburo member andState President Tran Dai Quang. In the afternoon, the committee’s members listened totwo thematic reports on the recent East Sea situation and policies andmeasures taken by Vietnam; and the fourth industrial revolution:several characteristics, impacts and policy implications for Vietnamunder the chair of Politburo member and PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc.