The collection of public feedback on the draft revised 1992 Constitution aims to forge a progressive Constitution that matches the realities and history of Vietnam, as well as the will of the Party and the hearts of the people.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the affirmation in the northern city of Hai Phong on March 19 while meeting with representatives of former soldiers who fought at the Dien Bien Phu battle in 1954.

Dung added that the revised Constitution aims to successfully realise the goal of industrialisation and modernisation, firmly safeguard independence, territorial sovereignty and integrity, bring into full play human and citizens’ rights, as well as the mastery role of the people, and build a law-governed Socialist Vietnam of the people, by the people and for the people under the Party leadership.

He stressed that the Party and State call on and create all favourable conditions for each citizen to contribute their ideas, brainpower, responsibility and passion to the draft amendments.

The Government leader also urged the Party, State and every single citizen to fight against unconstructive speeches and actions that sow division and harm solidarity in the Party and society, helping protect the legitimate interests of the country.

Sharing unity and socio-economic stablisation is a prerequisite for the whole Party, armed forces and people to successfully realise socio-economic goals, ensuring defence-security and socio-political stability set out by the 11 th National Party Congress.

In Hanoi on the same day, the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations also held a conference to gather its cadres and officials’ opinions on the draft revised Constitution.-VNA