Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The 8th plenum of the 12th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Việt Nam wrapped up in Hà Nội on Saturday after five days of working, completing all items on the agenda.
In his closing speech, Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng said the Party Central Committee and other delegates had carefully studied and discussed in depth the submitted reports and proposals.
The Party Central Committee took note of positive changes in socio-economic situation in the first nine months of 2018 thanks to efforts of the entire Party, people and armed forces.
The committee pinpointed and analysed difficulties, challenges and potential factors that can affect national development, and agreed that more efforts are needed to fulfill the targets and tasks of 2018.
In 2019, it is necessary to continue strengthening macro-economic foundation, controlling inflation and enhancing capacity to respond to abnormal changes in the market, especially the world market; maintain the growth momentum on the basis of further improving the environment and business environment, raising productivity, quality, efficiency and competitiveness of the economy in association with accelerating three strategic breakthroughs, economic restructuring and growth model renovation.
Besides, the Party Central Committee stressed the need to promote administrative and judicial reform, streamline the organisation and apparatus. Along with economic growth, attention should be paid to socio-cultural development, environment protection, improvement of social welfare and living conditions, while strengthening national defence and security, maintaining political stability and social order and safety, proactively pushing forward with international integration and external relations.
The Party Central Committee reached high consensus about assessments of the outcomes of the implementation of Resolution 09, and unanimously agreed to issue a new resolution on the strategy for sustainable development of the sea-based economy to 2030 with a vision to 2045.
The committee stressed the resolution and persistence to defend national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, national interests in waters and islands subject to national sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction, while settling disputes by peaceful measures on the basis of international law including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, thus ensuring a peaceful, stable environment, national security and social order and safety in waters and islands for sustainable economic development.
Party General Secretary Trọng stressed that attention should be paid to education and popularisation work to raise awareness and consensus within the Party and among the public during the implementation of the resolution.
The committee reached high consensus on the release of regulations on the responsibility for setting example of Party members and officials, especially Politburo members, members of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat and the Party Central Committee. The committee assigned the Politburo to consider feedback in written form from Party Central Committee members and finalise the regulations for early issuance.
The Party Central Committee decided to establish five sub-committees to prepare for the 13th National Party Congress. The sub-committees will take charge of congress’ documents; socio-economic issues; Party statutes; personnel matters and organisational work.
The committee agreed to introduce General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng as a candidate for the post of State President, to be elected in the 14th National Assembly’s sixth session. It elected two additional members to its Inspection Commission.
The committee reviewed and decided to take disciplinary measures against Nguyễn Bắc Son, former member of the Party Central Committee, former Secretary of the Party Committee and former Minister of Information and Communications by stripping his positions as a member in the 11th Party Central Committee and Secretary of the Party Committee of the ministry for the 2011-16 tenure.
It also decided to take disciplinary measures against Trần Văn Minh, former member of the Party Central Committee, former deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission, former Vice Secretary of the Đà Nẵng City Party Committee and former Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee by expelling him from the Party.
Concluding the eighth plenum, General Secretary Trọng said the country had seen positive and comprehensive development in multiple fields in 2018 but many challenges remained ahead. He urged each committee’s member to focus on their work to effectively implement the session’s resolutions, conclusions and regulations, contributing to the fulfillment of the country’s socio-economic development goals in 2018 and the following years. — VNS