Fomer Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng and New Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (right). — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
HÀ NỘI Viet Nam News - — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has pledged to build a transparent, strong, united government that will take drastic, creative and effective actions, and do its best to serve the people.
In an interview on his firs working day yesterday, Phúc said he was fully aware that this was an honour and heavy responsibility entrusted to him by the Party, State and people. The Government leader vowed to work with Cabinet members to perform their functions and missions well, as stipulated in the Constitution and law.
Asked about priorities under his leadership in the foreseeable future, the Prime Minister said he and the Government would do their best to fix shortcomings, uphold democracy and continue accelerating comprehensive renewal and international integration, contributing to fulfilling socio-economic development goals.
Several priorities would include stabilising the macro-economy, promoting economic growth, reforming administrative procedures, encouraging start-ups, tapping creativity and talent, and rallying all possible resources for development, he said.
Discipline in the State administration and the entire society would be strengthened, corruption and wastefulness be drastically driven back, he said, adding that the Government would resolutely safeguard independence, sovereignty and national territorial integrity.
More attention would be paid to ensuring the material and spiritual lives of the people, as well as their security and safety. First the State would help residents hit by disasters, drought and saltwater intrusion settle down into their lives; combat epidemic diseases; and ensure food safety and hygiene.
The Prime Minister also attributed achievements made in national construction and defence to efforts by the Party, armed forces, people, business community and overseas Vietnamese. He took the occasion to call for building and upholding the power of the great national unity in combination with the power of modern times in order to create a strong, wealthy country under the ideals of democracy and fairness.
He expressed his thanks and hoped to continue receiving valuable support from governments and peoples, international organisations and friends worldwide. — VNS