Fight against corruption sees progress: Top leader hinh anh 1Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Up to 93 percent of questioned people show their confidence in the Party’s leadership in the fight against corruption, according to a recent survey of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education released at the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption’s national conference reviewing corruption prevention and control works during 2013-2020.

The event was chaired by Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, who is also head of the steering committee. Nearly 700 delegates, who are leaders of the Party, State, Government, National Assembly, ministries, sectors and localities, attended the in-person conference, while nearly 5,000 others joined the event via video conference.

Speaking at the event, Trong said that since the inception of the steering committee in 2013, the fight against corruption has seen progress, with a lot of important and obvious results, which is a great motivation to fulfil set targets and make the country develop rapidly and sustainably.

Well doing the Party building and re-organisation and stepping up corruption prevention and control have contributed to boosting socio-economic development, maintaining political stability and strengthening defence security and external relations, he noted.

In the combat against corruption, it is essential to have a high political determination, turn the political determination into practical actions, and put the fight under the leadership and direct instructions of the Party, specifically the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption.

Fighting corruption means fighting internal enemy, and is an important, continuous, difficult, urgent but long-term mission that needs the engagement of all ministries, sectors and localities at all levels, Trong stated, emphasising the need for a prevention and punishment mechanism.

The anti-corruption work should be conducted in line with thrift practice, and Party building and rectification, he said.

The top leader asked the Party Committees, Party organisations and Party members to consider the anti-corruption work an extremely important mission in building the Party and the political system strongly and transparently, and consolidating the national great unity.

He also highlighted the importance of educating the thrift culture among officials, Party members and people, while intensifying inspections, as well as investigations, prosecution and judgment on corruption-related cases, and increasing the efficiency of withdrawing corruption assets.

Deputy Minister of Public Security Le Quy Vuong said that since 2013, investigation agencies started legal proceedings against 1,856 corruption cases involving in 4,072 people.

In the past five years, more than 87,000 Party members received disciplinary measures, of whom over 3,200 were involved in corruption. Four Politburo members and former Politburo members, 27 members and former members of the Party Central Committee, and over 30 officers with the general ranking were disciplined./.