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Hanoi (VNA) – Thirty more messages of congratulations have been sent to the 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam from foreign parties, organisations and international friends, according to the Secretariat of the Congress.

The newly-arrived congratulatory messages included five from Asia, 12 from Europe, seven from America, and six from embassies in Vietnam.

As by January 23, the 12th National Party Congress was congratulated by 197 foreign parties, organisations and international friends worldwide.

The 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam opened at Hanoi’s National Convention Centre on January 21 and will run through Janurary 28.

The Congress is themed “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 attended the event.

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