The 12th National Party Congress (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – By January 25, the 12th National Party Congress received a total of 235 messages of congratulations from foreign parties, organisations, friends and diplomatic corps, according to the Secretariat of the Congress.

Of the figure, 38 newly-arrived messages hail from 16 political parties, three of which are in Europe, nine in America and four in the Middle-East and Africa. Twelve are from friendship organisations and international friends, and 10 from foreign embassies in Vietnam.

The 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam opened at Hanoi’s National Convention Centre on January 21 to 28.

The congress is working under the theme: Promoting the building of a pure and strong Party while putting into play the strength of the entire nation and socialist democracy, stepping up reform comprehensively and synchronously, firmly safeguarding the Fatherland and maintaining a peaceful and stable environment, and striving to turn Vietnam into a modernity-oriented industrialised country.

A total of 1,510 delegates representing more than 4.5 million Party members are attending the event.

The Congress focuses on reviewing the implementation of the Resolution of the 11th National Party Congress and three decades of Doi Moi (Reform), drawing lessons, and defining goals and missions for the entire Party, people and army over the next five years.-VNA