05/02/2021 18:38 GMT+7 print

13th National Party Congress marks significant milestone

The 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam has wrapped up successfully, being a political event of historic significance marking a new development of the nation. The Congress has shown the confidence and aspirations of the entire Party, people and army for turning Vietnam into a socialist-oriented developed nation by the middle of the 21st century.

 

With the motto “Solidarity-Democracy-Discipline-Creativeness-Development”, the 13th National Party Congress reviewed the implementation of the Resolution of the 12th National Party Congress and 35 years of implementing the “Doi Moi” (Renewal) process, set out socio-economic development orientations and tasks for 2021-2025, and determined goals and orientations to 2030 and a vision for national development to 2045. It also reviewed the Party building work and the leadership of the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee, defining directions and tasks of Party building in the new tenure; assessed the performance of the 12th-tenure Party Statutes; and elected the Party Central Committee for the 13th tenure.


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, on behalf of the Politburo, congrats Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong
on being elected for as the General Secretary of the13th Party Central Committee. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA


Biography of Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of 13th Party Central Committee and President of Vietnam. 

The 13th Party Central Committee convenes its first plenum in Hanoi to elect the Politburo, the Party General Secretary,
the Secretariat, the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission, and its Chairsperson. 



The 13th Party Central Committee makes debut at the Congress. Photo: VNA


Nguyen Phu Trong has been re-elected as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee
in the 13th tenure at the first plenum of the 13th Party Central Committee. Photo: VNA


The first plenum of the 13th Party Central Committee. Photo: VNA

The 12th tenure (2016-2020) marked the efforts of the entire Party, people, and army in grasping opportunities and resiliently overcoming hardships and taking challenges to gain important achievements of historic significance which marked the maturity in all aspects of the Party and State and the consensus and joint strength of the people.

The success was attributed to the leadership of the Party; the effectiveness of the State’s administration and the efficiency of the political system. It also showed the power of “the will of the Party, the heart of the people” as the Party has grasped thoroughly and strictly adhered to the principle of regarding the people as the country’s “roots” and taking the people as the center and the subject in the cause of national renewal, construction and defense. All the guidelines and policies of the Party and the State originated from the aspirations, rights and legitimate interests of the people.



The 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam ended on a high note at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi on February 1.
In the photo: The Presidium chairs the closing session of the Congress. Photo: VNA


Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Popularization and Education Vo Van Thuong
announced the results of the election of the Political Bureau, the General Secretary, the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat,
the Inspection Commission and the Chairman of the Inspection Commission in the 13th tenure. Photo: VNA



Le Minh Hung, head of the note-takers’ board of the 13th Party Central Committee, reads the congress’ draft resolution. Photo: VNA

Delegates adopts the13th National Party Congress’s resolution. Photo: VNA
 
In the coming period, the four dangers pinpointed by the Party will still exist, especially the danger of economically lagging farther behind other countries in the region and the world and the danger of "peaceful evolution" staged by hostile forces to sabotage the country; degeneration in political ideology, morality and lifestyles, and manifestations of "self- evolution" and "self-transformation" among a portion of Party members, as well as the existence and complicated developments of red-tape, corruption and wastefulness. Protecting independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, maintaining a peaceful and stable environment, and adapting to climate change, natural disasters and epidemics are urgent tasks for the country.


Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan cast votes at the Congress. Photo: VNA


The structure of the 13th Party Central Committee.

The 13th Congress of the Party defines the objectives, orientations and tasks for developing our people's revolutionary cause, evoking the aspirations for building a prosperous and happy country; and promoting the will and strength of the great national unity combined with the power of the age. Other tasks are proactively grasping opportunities, determinedly overcoming hardship and challenges, further renewing thinking; improving institutions; promoting the will and tapping the potential and resources for development; comprehensively and synchronously boosting the renewal and industrialization and modernization process; and firmly defending the country, maintaining a peaceful and stable environment, and continuing to develop the country rapidly and sustainably.

The 200 official and alternate members of the 13th-tenure Party Central Committee pledge before the Congress to be a bloc of unity with high  consensus and do as what President Ho Chi Minh had said “the Congress is an opportunity to further solidarity and progress.”
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong

General Secretary of the 13th Party Central Committee, State President Nguyen Phu Trong
hosts a press conference in Hanoi to announce the 13th Party National Congress's results. Photo: VNA



Press agencies and newspapers report directly at the closing session of the Congress. Photo: VNA


International reporters at the media center during the closing session of the Congress. Photo: VNA 


At the media center during the closing session of the Congress. 
The congress elected the 13th-tenure CPV Central Committee with 200 members, including 180 official and 20 alternate members. The 13th Party Central Committee elected a 18-member Politburo to lead the revolution of Vietnam in the new period.   


International delegates attend the Congress’s closing session. Photo: VNA


The Unsere Zeit (Our Time) newspaper of the Communist Party of Germany (DKP) ran an article on the ongoing 13th National Congress
of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on January 29, stressing that the week-long congress discusses
the most important political and economic tasks of the party and the country for the following years.  Photo: VNA



The website of India’s Vivekananda International Fund (VIF) runs an article highlighting achievements
of Vietnam under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam. Photo: VNA

Secretary of the Party Committee and Deputy General Director of the Vietnam News Agency Le Quoc Minh has been elected as a member of the 13th Party Central Committee. 

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