The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) will concentrate on reforming its operations over the next five years in a bid to optimise the strength of the national solidarity bloc, according to the VFF Central Committee.

During a press conference on September 27 after the eighth VFF congress, the committee said it will improve its efforts to represent and observe the legitimate rights of the people, strengthen social consensus, promote democracy and enhance its role in supervising and critiquing society.

According to VFF Central Committee President Nguyen Thien Nhan, the front will continue to prioritise boosting its role as a forum for people to raise their voice and contribute their mental and physical efforts to the cause of national defence and building.

It will implement the resolution passed during the congress via an action plan for 2015, he stated.

At the same time, the VFF will continue to encourage the people to implement the Party and State’s policies, play an active role in supervising the Party and State, guide society and enhance connections between the Party, State, and people, he underlined.

During the press conference, the VFF Central Committee announced its list of 383 members, 30 more than in the previous tenure.

Earlier that day, participants in the eighth congress elected Nguyen Thien Nhan as the new VFF Central Committee leader.-VNA