|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) meets with office staff ahead of the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung
HA NOI (VNS) — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong praised the Party Central Committee's Office for its outstanding performance as an advisor of the Party Central Committee, the Political Bureau and the Secretariat.
At a meeting with office staff ahead of the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday in Ha Noi yesterday, the Party chief highlighted their contributions to the success of the 12th National Party Congress which took place last month.
This year is the first year of actualising the 12th National Party Congress's Resolution and the Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2016-2020.
The challenges and opportunities afforded by domestic and global situations impose new requirements for the Party Central Committee, the Political Bureau and the Secretariat, the General Secretary added.
Given this, he urged the office staffers to carry forward their experience and tighten their solidarity in order to fulfill their assigned tasks well, while closely joining hands with relevant agencies to bring the Resolution into reality.
Sang meets PVN staff
Yesterday, President Truong Tan Sang expressed his hope that the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) will grow vigorously despite global economic downturnsahead of the upcoming traditional Tet.
With 40 years of development, PetroVietnam, which began as a joint venture between Vietnam and the former Soviet Union, has hugely expanded its operational scale and effective cooperation with other countries, the President said.
The endless effort of the 50,000 officials and workers of the group has significantly contributed to the local economy, as well as other fields such as defence-security and diplomacy, he stressed.
He suggested the national firm be fully aware of the opportunities and challenges in 2016 given the country's deep-and-wide global integration, and that it should have proper strategies and solutions for rapid and sustainable development.
NA head hails Uncle Ho
National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung offered incense to commemorate late President Ho Chi Minh at House No. 67 in Ha Noi.
Built in 1967 in what is now a President Ho Chi Minh relic site, House No. 67 was the place where the late President worked and passed away. It was also a meeting venue for the Politburo during wartime.
Talking with staff and officials of the relic site, Chairman Hung recommended that they should continue helping locals and international friends to better understand President Ho Chi Minh and his revolutionary career.
The same day, the top legislator offered incense in tribute to late General Vo Nguyen Giap, an outstanding disciple of President Ho Chi Minh, the eldest brother of the People's Army of Viet Nam, and the world-renowned military strategist.
Also yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with visiting delegations of the Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) and the Episcopal Council of the Catholic Church of Viet Nam.
Wishing Buddhist dignitaries, monks and followers a happy new year, the Deputy PM recognised the VBS's social and secular achievements last year which, he said, contributed to the national development.
He noted that Buddhism has been present in Viet Nam for over two millennia and accompanied the country throughout its history. He added that he hopes the VBS's chapters will encourage followers to carry out citizens' responsibilities and comply with the Party and State policies and laws, especially those relating to belief and religions.
Buddhist followers should also consolidate their solidarity with non-religious people and followers of other religions, respond to patriotic movements, and foster economic, cultural and social development.
Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, President of the VBS Executive Council, offered congratulations on the success of the recent 12th National Party Congress and wished the Government officials health and strong will to fulfill their role.
Welcoming Archbishop Bui Van Doc, Chairman of the Episcopal Council of the Catholic Church of Viet Nam, Deputy PM Phuc sent best wishes to archbishops, bishops, priests and followers nationwide.— VNS