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Top leader chairs meeting of Party Central Committee’s Secretariat

The Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee met in Hanoi on January 31 under the chair of Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong to review the performance of the its directive on the organisation of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

The Secretariat lauded sectors and agencies for their serious observance of the Secretariat’s Directive 40 and the Prime Minister’s Directive 33 to improve the people’s spiritual and material lives during the festival.

Due attention was paid to social policy beneficiaries, national contributors, the elderly, the poor and labourers in localities, it said. 

Through organisations and agencies, the President presented Tet gifts to more than 1.7 million people across the country. Meanwhile, cities and provinces mobilised more than 1.6 billion VND (69,000 USD) to support over 2.3 million social policy beneficiaries and poor households during the festival.

The Secretariat also commended efforts in ensuring traffic safety, especially administrative fines imposed on violations of traffic rules, and maintaining political security, border, sea and island sovereignty, social order and safety and firefighting,

Officials and Party members have set examples in thrift practice and anti-corruption. 

Regarding tasks in the time ahead, the Secretariat asked all-level Party committees to focus on fighting the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (nCoV), considering this a central, urgent task for both short and long terms.

Speaking at the meeting, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong said right after the Tet holiday, sectors and agencies need to resume production and business, and complete their assigned political tasks.

He emphasised the need to further prepare and organise all-level Party congresses, towards the 13th National Party Congress, well perform foreign affairs, especially Vietnam’s role and responsibility as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and ASEAN Chair, firmly protect sovereignty, border and territorial integrity, and ensure political security and social order and safety.

The leader also asked all-level Party committees to organise practical activities to celebrate the 90th founding anniversary of the CPV (February 3), and the country’s major festivals.

After scrutinising proposals of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission Organisation, the Secretariat made some personnel decisions./