Cao Duc Phat – member of the 11th Party Central Committee and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development – answers reporters' questions (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Participants in the 12th National Party Congress worked in their delegations on January 24 to appraise the standards and structure of the 12th Party Central Committee and the list of nominations fielded by the 11th Party Central Committee.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Congress, Vu Trong Kim – an 11th Party Central Committee member and Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee – said the personnel for the next tenure was thoroughly prepared during the 12th , 13th and 14th meetings of the 11th Party Central Committee.

Particularly, the 14th meeting geared up personnel for the four key leading positions. The Politburo reported that it talked out each case and reached high consensus. Some nominees withdrew proactively.

At the 14th meeting, the 11th Party Central Committee discussed three options, cast secret ballots and finally agreed to nominate the incumbent Party General Secretary, Nguyen Phu Trong, to be re-elected to this position in the next tenure.

Such preparations for key positions were thorough and democratic, he said, adding that the Party Central Committee – the supreme leading body between two congresses – fulfilled its responsibility toward the Congress.

In his closing speech at the 14th meeting, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong stressed that the meeting was very successful – a good message on personnel preparations to the entire people, Kim noted.

Secretary of the Nghe An provincial Party Committee Ho Duc Phoc, who is also a delegate to the Congress, said the files on candidates for positions in the 12th Party Central Committee were carefully prepared through a strict process by the 11th Party Central Committee.

Delegate Trieu Tai Vinh – an 11th Party Central Committee member and Secretary of the Ha Giang provincial Party Committee – highlighted renovations at the 12th Congress such as in personnel preparations, discussion methods and documents relating to the nominees.

Meanwhile, delegate Cao Duc Phat – member of the 11th Party Central Committee and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development – said that through a strict process, the 11th Party Central Committee selected and nominated people with sufficient qualifications and virtue to fulfill their roles in the country’s new phase of development.

The carefully prepared files on the candidates serve as a basis for the Congress’s delegates to consider and select the most capable and prestigious people for the 12th Party Central Committee.-VNA