|General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng (standing, centre) attended and directed the fourth meeting of the 2016-2021 tenure Central Theoretical Council on Saturday in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI —Lauding the Central Theoretical Council’s important role, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng emphasised at its meeting on Saturday in Hà Nội that the council should continue to provide strong theoretical foundations for the building of policies that are consistent with Maxist-Leninist thought, Hồ Chí Minh’s teachings and Socialist ideology.
The regional and global contexts are witnessing rapid and complicated developments, increasing the importance of theoretical work, he said at the fourth meeting of the 2016-2021 tenure council. He added that it needs to create accurate forecasts of development trends and a firm theoretical argument to support the national development strategy.
The Party chief asked the council to focus on increasing the quality of theoretical research to better serve the leadership of the CPV Central Committee and its Political Bureau and Secretariat and the drafting of the 13th National Party Congress’s documents.
To that end, the council should reform its operations, step up political research and expand and increase theoretical cooperation with parties around the world, he suggested. — VNS