Newly elected Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong delivers a speech at the closing session of the 12th National Party Congress
Hanoi (VNA) – Newly elected Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong delivered a speech at the closing session of the 12th National Party Congress in Hanoi on January 28, highlighting the success of the crucial political event.

After eight days of working promptly and seriously in the spirit of “Solidarity – Democracy – Discipline – Renovation” and with a high sense of responsibility, the Congress successfully completed all the working agenda as planned, he said.

Delegates discussed in a candid and democratic manner and unanimously passed important documents, including the Political Report and a report evaluating the implementation of socio-economic tasks between 2011 and 2015 and orientations and tasks for 2016-2020.

They also approved a report reviewing the leadership of the 11th Party Central Committee; another on the execution of the Party statutes in the 11th tenure, and a document summing up the implementation of the 11th Central Committee’s fourth plenum’s Resolution on urgent issues in Party-building.

Documents continued to affirm the Party’s opinion and reform policy, on the basis of creatively making use of and developing Marxism and Leninism and Ho Chi Minh Thought, and learning from international experience in line with the country’s situation, he said.

The congress showed the determination of the whole Party, people and army to realise the country’s goals: promoting the building of a pure and strong Party and increasing the Party’s leadership while putting into play the strength of the entire nation and socialist democracy, stepping up reform comprehensively and synchronously, promoting quick, sustainable economic development, and striving to turn Vietnam into a modernity-oriented industrialised country.

Efforts will be also pushed aiming to improve living conditions for people, firmly safeguarding national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, protect the Party, State, people and socialism, maintain peace and stability, proactively integrate into the international economy, and increase the country’s position and prestige in the region and in the world.

The General Secretary said the committee is deeply aware of its great responsibility towards the Party, the people and the country. On behalf of the committee, the General Secretary pledged to fulfill their tasks, leading the country to overcome difficulties and challenges, to develop further with time.

The congress strictly took place in line with the Party’s statutes and elected 180 official members and 20 alternate ones of the new Party Central Committee.

The General Secretary called upon the whole Party, people and army as well as Vietnamese expatriates to uphold patriotism, self-reliance, and the great national unity to successfully realise the Congress’ Resolution.

This will help open a new development period for the country towards socialism, he concluded.-VNA