Viet Nam News -HÀ NỘI — The Committee for Ethnic Affairs and related agencies should pay attention to implementing relevant resolutions and directives on ethnic affairs from the Party Central Committee, National Assembly and Government, President Trần Đại Quang said.
Speaking at a ceremony marking the 70th founding anniversary of the agency in Hà Nội on April 26, President Quang praised efforts and achievements made by the sector over the last seven decades.
He underlined the need to consistently pursue the principle of ensuring equality, unity and mutual respect, and strictly forbidding discrimination and division among ethnic minority groups.
The State would implement comprehensive development policies and create favourable conditions for ethnic minority groups to promote their strengths, he stated, adding that the implementation of strategies and action programmes for ethnic affairs to 2020 should be closely connected to the socio-economic development plans of each region and locality.
The Government should continue modifying and perfecting policies and laws concerning this field, focusing on research and proposing the development of a law on ethnic minority affairs, Quang said.
The President asked sectors to mobilise resources for infrastructure development and new-style rural areas in mountainous and ethnic minority-inhabited areas.
He also stressed that the Việt Nam Fatherland Front, organisations and individuals needed to play a greater role in the implementation of ethnic minority community development. — VNS