The 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV)
successfully came to a conclusion in Hanoi on January 19 after
sitting for nine days.
State President Nguyen Minh Triet chaired the closing session, on behalf of the Congress Presidium.
Representing the Congress’ Secretary Board, Dinh The Huynh revealed
that by January 18 the Congress had received 176 messages of
congratulations from various parties, international organisations and
Huynh reported on the results of
votes on a number of issues the Congress had discussed, the draft
Platform, which was supplemented and developed as well as a number of
supplements and amendments to the Party Statute.
the draft Platform, most delegates agreed to keep the name laid down in
the draft: “Platform for national construction during the transitional
period towards socialism (supplemented, developed in 2011)” and agreed
on the economic features of a socialist society: “Have a highly
developed economy based on modern production forces and suitable,
advanced production relations”. Regarding proposed changes to the Party
Statute, the Congress voted on 13 matters in the Party’s draft.
On behalf of the Congress’ Secretary Board, Ta Ngoc Tan read the full
text of the CPV’s draft Statute. The Congress then voted by a show of
hands for the Party Statute by a large majority.
Truong Tan Sang, who represented the Congress Presidium, read the
results of the elections for the Political Bureau, the General
Secretary, the Secretariat, the Commission for Inspection, and Chairman
of the Commission for Inspection of the 11 th CPV Central Committee.
The Congress elected a 200-member Central Committee
for the 11 th tenure, consisting of 175 official and 25 alternate
The 11 th CPV Central Committee convened
its first meeting and elected 14 members to the Political Bureau. Nguyen
Phu Trong was elected as General Secretary of the 11 th CPV Central
The Central Committee entrusted the
Political Bureau to assign a number of Politburo members to participate
in the Central Committee’s Secretariat. At the first meeting, the 11 th
CPV Central Committee elected four members to the Secretariat.
The 11 th CPV Central Committee also elected a 21-member Inspection
Commission, with Politburo member Ngo Van Du as chairman.
The Congress warmly congratulated Nguyen Phu Trong on his election as
General Secretary of the 11 th CPV Central Committee, as well as
members of the Central Committee, the Political Bureau, the Secretariat
and the Commission for Inspection for the 11 th tenure.
Nong Duc Manh, General Secretary of the 10 th CPV Central Committee,
delivered a speech, saying that he believed that the Congress’s success
would open up a new period of development for the nation on its path of
building a socialist Vietnam with a wealthy people, a powerful country
and a democratic, equitable and civilised society.
Manh warmly congratulated the newly-elected Central Committee, the
Political Bureau, the Secretariat and General Secretary Nguyen Phu
With solidarity and democracy and a spirit
of revolution, the Congress, which mapped out guidelines for the next
stage and elected the Central Committee with Nguyen Phu Trong as its
General Secretary, would bring new vitality to the Party, people and
army to overcome all difficulties and challenges and successfully
accomplish the task of national construction and defence, he said.
On behalf of the 11 th Central Committee, General Secretary Nguyen
Phu Trong sincerely thanked the Congress’s delegates for electing him
to the Party’s important leadership bodies for the 11 th tenure and
entrusting him with major tasks.
leader also thanked former Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh for his
sincere sentiments, best congratulations and profound expectations.
“Our country’s recent achievements are closely
connected to the leadership of the Party, the management of the State
and the great efforts of the entire people, including the important
contributions of the 10 th Central Committee and comrade Nong Duc Manh
in his position as the General Secretary,” he stressed.
Trong stressed the 11 th CPV Central Committee was fully aware that
the valuable achievements and experiences recorded during the previous
terms, especially during the years of renewal, would lay a firm
foundation for the country’s next development steps under the leadership
of the CPV.
The 11 th CPV Central Committee would
join hands with the entire Party to continue upholding the Party’s
glorious traditions and valuable experiences, enhancing the unity and
unanimity in ideology and action, strengthening political firmness,
consistently adhering to the spirit of independence and self-reliance,
promoting democracy and creativeness, and endlessly studying and
following Ho Chi Minh’s moral example, thereby contributing to the
successful implementation of the 11 th National Party Congress’s
Resolution, he stressed.
At the closing session,
Head of the Congress Secretary Board Ngo Van Du read the full text of
the draft Congress Resolution, which was then adopted by the delegates.
In his closing speech, Party General Secretary
Nguyen Phu Trong said the Congress has engaged in energetic, frank and
democratic discussions and unanimously adopted documents of great
importance and strategic significance both in the long-term and in the
immediate future for the country’s development: The platform for
national construction during the transitional period to socialism
(supplemented and developed in 2011), the Socio-economic Development
Strategy for the 2011-20 period, orientations and tasks for the 2011-15
period and the Party Statute (supplemented and revised).
The documents adopted at this congress are profound theoretical and
practical summarisation of 20 years of implementing the Platform, 10
years of implementing the Socio-economic Development Strategy (2001-10),
25 years of implementing the renewal process and five years of
implementing socio-economic tasks and directions (2006-10).
They are the essence of the brainpower, the will, the desire of the
entire Party and people, the continual affirmation, perfection and
development of the Party’s viewpoint and policy under the renewal
ideology; and define the targets and tasks of the entire Party and the
nation in the new period of development which are full of prospects and
not less challenges of the country’s revolution from now until 2020 and
the following years.
The Congress’ united will has
manifested the Party’s firm determination to in the coming years lead
the entire Party, people and army in striving to absolutely achieve the
goal of “Continuing to improve the Party’s leadership capacity and
combativeness, promoting the entire nation’s strength, comprehensively
boosting the renewal process, creating foundations for the country to
basically become a modernity-oriented industrialised nation by 2020”.
The Party chief emphasised that “The 11 th CPV
Central Committee consists of outstanding comrades representing more
than 3.6 million Party members, who have fully met criteria in terms of
qualifications, ability, professionalism and ethics to shoulder the
heavy responsibility assigned by the Party and people.”
The Congress entrusted the new CPV Central Committee with a heavy task
to lead the entire Party and people in successfully carrying out the 11
th National Party Congress’s Resolution.
of the great responsibility in the new stage with both big
opportunities and severe challenges, the 11th CPV Central Committee
commits itself to sparing no effort and whole heartedly working to serve
the country, the nation and the people, unceasingly striving to improve
capacity, skill, will power, morality, in order to together with the
entire Party, people, army to successfully accomplish the major goals
and tasks set by the Congress,” Trong noted.
General Secretary went on to say that “The success of the 11 th
National Party Congress has created a great strength to encourage the
entire Party, people and army to overcome all difficulties, challenges,
to seize new opportunities, in their efforts towards the goals of making
our country a basically modernity-oriented industrialised nation by
Right after the Congress, all Party
organisations need to well organise the study for thorough understanding
of the Congress’ Resolution and documents; popularise the Congress’
outcomes among the entire Party and people; promptly develop and
implement programmes, plans of action to translate the Resolution into
life, stir up intensive and large-scale patriotic movements among the
entire Party, people and army.
The Congress calls on
the entire Party, army and people both inside and outside the country
to uphold their patriotic spirit, self-reliance, self-improvement,
national unity strength, and do their best to implement the Congress’s
Resolution successfully, step up the renewal process in a comprehensive
manner for the country’s fast and sustainable development with the
resolve to successfully fulfill the goal of a wealthy people, a
strong, democratic, equal, civilised country, firmly advancing toward