Realisation of “twin targets” shows Party, State’s clear-sighted leadership: PM hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc greets Hai Phong voters at the meeting on October 13 (Photo: VNA)

Hai Phong (VNA) - COVID-19 control, economic performance, and the safeguarding of Vietnam’s sovereignty were among the issues Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted during a meeting with voters in the northern port city of Hai Phong on October 13.

Responding to local voters’ opinions at the meeting, held ahead of the National Assembly (NA)’s 10th session, PM Phuc, who is also an NA deputy for Hai Phong, said that COVID-19 was brought under control nationwide thanks to the adoption of many concerted and drastic solutions.

Repeating his request for continued vigilance in the face of the pandemic, he emphasised the “twin targets” of fighting COVID-19 and promoting economic growth, adding that the Government would press on with strong and synchronous measures to keep the disease under control and increase integration into the global economy.

Despites the difficulties facing the global economy, agriculture remains a pillar of support for Vietnam’s economy, with bumper crops seen nationwide and agricultural products sold at good prices. Meanwhile, trade revenue is still on the rise, and the country is likely to post a trade surplus of 17 billion USD this year for the first time, a remarkable achievement, the PM said.

New industries and processing and manufacturing are still developing strongly, the Government leader went on, noting guaranteed energy security and national defence and security, facilitated innovation and application of science and technology, as well as achievements in poverty reduction.

He said that realising the “twin targets” is a difficult task, but recent achievements have confirmed the Party and State’s clear-sighted leadership, the political system’s strong engagement, and the entire people’s support for the endeavour.

The PM also underlined that Vietnam’s prestige and stature in the international arena has been improving. Amid an array of difficulties, the country managed to assist other nations to overcome the pandemic by offering medical supplies.

Regarding voters’ concern about the East Sea issue, PM Phuc reiterated that Vietnam has been proactively and resolutely defending its maritime sovereignty and maintaining a peaceful environment for national development. The country’s consistent viewpoint is ensuring an East Sea of peace and freedom of navigation and overflight where relevant parties seriously comply with international law, especially the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

In terms of fighting corruption, the Party and State have strictly dealt with violators in a spirit of “nothing being off-limits”, while stepping up asset recovery, he affirmed, adding that the fight will be further strengthened in the time to come.

Meetings between legislators and voters are regular activities before and after each session of the parliament.

The NA is scheduled to open its 10th session later this month./.