The role of the Party Central Committee’s Theory Council is increasingly growing through its active participation in scientific researches on political theories and in protecting the Party’s viewpoints and policies.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong made the remarks at a June 26 working session with the council on its six-month performance and tasks for the rest of the year.

The council has fulfilled its role as a standing body of the Steering Committee on reviewing the 30-year renewal process as well as actively engaged in drafting documents to be submitted to the 12 th National Party Congress, he said.

However, he pointed out the council’s weaknesses such as low working quality and weak full-time staff.

In the remaining months, the council should focus on crafting reports on the 30-year renewal and documents to be submitted to the 12 th National Party Congress as well as completing 31 projects on political theories, the Party leader stressed.

It also needs to continue improving its working method in the direction of keeping abreast of the Party Central Committee’s programmes and plans while resolutely protecting the right viewpoints and rejecting the wrongful, he added.

General Secretary Trong praised the council’s plan to increase theoretical exchanges and expanding international cooperation in the field.-VNA