The steering committee on reviewing theoretical and practical issues over three decades of “doi moi” (renewal) convened its first session in Hanoi on September 25.

Speaking at the event, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, who is head of the steering committee, underscored the significance of the summerising, saying that the work gives a thorough insight on the 1986-2016 renewal process with a focus on the 2006-2016 period.

During the session, the committee looked through the general situation and recent changes in the region and the world, and their impacts on Vietnam, while giving predictions for the situation.

It discussed the development of the country’s socialist-oriented market economy and the enhancement of national industrialisation and modernisation.

It also focused on social issues and national defence in the new situation, international integration and the Party and State’s policy of external relations, the political system and Party-building work.-VNA