|Domestic and international reporters attend a briefing on the upcoming 12th national congress of the Communist Party of Viet Nam yesterday in Ha Noi. A press centre also opened yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — The 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Viet Nam will take place in Ha Noi from January 20-28 with the main theme of building a strong and pure Party.
Promoting the strength of the people and socialist democracy, stepping up reform, safeguarding the nation and maintaining a peaceful and stable environment and striving to turn Viet Nam into a modern industrialised country are among the themes of the congress.
The event will focus on reviewing the implementation of the 11th Party Congress's Resolution, and the outcomes of the 30-year reform cause. It will also define targets, tasks and measures for nation building and development in the next five years.
The information was released by the head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Publicity and Education, Dinh The Huynh, at a press conference in Ha Noi yesterday.
According to Huynh, 1,510 delegates who represent more than 4.5 million Party members nationwide will attend.
The delegates will discuss and approve several important documents including the 11th Party Central Committee's Political Report, a report reviewing the socio-economic development during 2011-2015 and putting forth directions for 2016-2020 and also a report reviewing the leadership of the 11th Party Central Committee.
A summary of the execution of the 11th tenure Party Statute will accept proposals on adjustments and supplements, along with a report on the implementation of the Resolution of the Party Central Committee's 4th plenum on several issues in Party building.
During the congress, members of the 12th Party Central Committee – the supreme leading body of the Party between the two congresses will be elected.
At the press conference, information on congress preparations, contents of draft documents and personnel preparations for the 12th Party Central Committee were shared to reporters.
Thuan Huu, member of the Party Central Committee and President of the Vietnamese Journalists Association, said that along with promoting the people's strength, the themes of this congress aim at promoting socialist democracy, firmly safeguarding the nation and maintaining a peaceful and stable environment.
They also stress a determination to turn Viet Nam into a modern industrialised country.
In terms of economy, the 12th congress's draft documents underlined the need to actively renew the growth model, perfect institutions and develop a socialist-oriented market economy.
In socio-culture and the environment, the draft documents focus on basic and comprehensive renovation of education and training, human resources development, science and technology application, cultural development and social progress, equality and security.
They also affirm that defence is an important field and will examine national defence's roles of protecting the nation, building the people's army and police forces, and implementing an independent and self-reliant foreign policy.
For Party and political system building, the draft documents highlight the concepts of "strongly promoting all resources and creativeness of people" and "respecting differences which do not go against the nation's common interests".
Promoting socialist democracy, building a rule-of-law socialist state, and speeding up the Party building process, with a focus on the Resolution of the 11th Party Central Committee's 4th plenum on Party building are also mentioned in the draft documents.
Deputy Chief of the Party Central Committee's Office Le Quang Vinh said there had been 26 million comments on the draft documents to be submitted to the 12th National Party Congress, including opinions raised at all-level Party Congresses and by National Assembly deputies, the Viet Nam Fatherland Front, socio-political organisations, Party officials and members, and people from all strata including overseas Vietnamese.
The opinions were diverse and touched on many fields, including focusing on the implementation of a socialist-oriented market economy institution, economic restructuring and growth model reform. Others centre around anti-corruption, the building of a strong Party and firmly safeguarding the nation's independence and territorial integrity, he added.
The sub-committee on the draft documents said that they had acquired and thoroughly considered all opinions to fine-tune the drafts, Vinh noted.
Regarding the Party's diplomatic achievements during its 11th tenure, Chairman of the Party Central Committee's Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan said Viet Nam's foreign policies were inherited from previous national Party congresses. They aimed to help maintain a peaceful environment for national stability and development, protect national interests, independence and territorial sovereignty and improve Viet Nam's stature in the international arena.
The country has strongly promoted international integration, considering it the cause of the entire Party and people on the basis of maximising internal and external strengths, of which economic integration is the focus, Quan said.
He noted that diplomatic attainments during the 11th tenure were very important and prominent as they have helped maintain peace and stability, and created good conditions for national development and defence.
Viet Nam has developed strategic partnerships with 15 countries and comprehensive partnerships with 10 countries so far. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong paid significant visits to China, the US and Japan in 2015.
The Communist Party of Viet Nam currently boasts ties with 228 parties in 112 countries, providing a political foundation for its relations with nations and partners around the world, Quan added.
The Party official said the country treasures ties with neighbouring and regional countries, as well as with major nations and important international partners. It will perform as a responsible member in the international community.
At the press conference, Vice Chairman of the Party Central Committee's Commission on Organisation Mai Van Chinh, who is also a member of the Party Central Committee, said that 194 of the 1,510 delegates to the 12th national congress are women, while 174 are ethnic people.
Two of the delegates are under 30 years old, 65 are aged between 31 and 40, and 384 people are between 41 and 50, while the majority 992 participants are aged between 51 and 60, with 64 aged between 61 and 70.
The new Party Central Committee was expected to consist of 180 official members and 20 alternate members, Chinh noted. — VNS