Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong addresses the gala performance (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A special gala performance was held in Hanoi on the night of January 28 to welcome the success of the freshly-concluded 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong joined National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, among others, at the event.

Addressing the gala, the Party chief stressed the great success of the 12th National Party Congress, saying the Congress is a very important political event and a new landmark in the cause of national construction and defence.

On behalf of the Party and State as well as the delegates to the 12th National Party Congress, he conveyed the deep gratitude to the entire Party, people, the army, overseas Vietnamese and friends worldwide for their attention to and valuable feedback on the event.

The Party leader expressed his hope that the Party Committees, authorities and Vietnam Fatherland Front at all levels, mass organisations and people from all walks of life will unite in efforts to turn Vietnam into a modernity-oriented industrialised country as soon as possible.

The event, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, saw the participation of nearly 1,500 artists who staged performances praising the Party, late President Ho Chi Minh and the country.-VNA