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Party Central Committee’s 11th plenum wraps up

Update: October, 13/2019 - 18:34
Party General Secretary, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng speaks at the closing session. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — The 11th plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee concluded in Hà Nội on Saturday after six days of sitting, fulfilling all of its set working agenda.

The Party Central Committee agreed to approve the 11th plenary meeting’s Resolution.

In his closing speech, Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng said at this plenum, the committee basically agreed with the contents and issues presented in draft reports. 

The draft reports reflected the results of the 10-year implementation of the Platform on National Construction in the period of transition to socialism (revised and supplemented in 2011), or Platform 2011 for short, and the socio-economic strategy for 2011-20, he said.

The Central Committee also reviewed the five-year implementation of the Resolution of the 12th National Party Congress and gave many important ideas on major issues, he added.

The Party Central Committee entrusted the Politburo to direct sub-committees to gather opinions and complete draft documents to be submitted to all-level Party congresses for feedback.

The draft documents are to be submitted to the Party Central Committee for approval in 2020, and then to the people for feedback before the 13th National Party Congress begins.

The leader stressed that objective assessments of achievements and shortcomings and an accurate view of national and global trends would define the orientations, objectives and tasks for national development during the 2021-26 tenure.

The Party Central Committee underlined the need to uphold the achievements made and lessons learned during the 12th tenure, while strengthening Party building and rectification work, and fighting bureaucracy, corruption and wastefulness in order to build a rule-governed socialist state and a strong and pure political system. 

It was also crucial to improve the Party's leadership and ruling capacity, the effectiveness and efficiency of State management, and prevent and push back the degradation of political ideology, morality and lifestyle in the Party and in society, the Central Committee noted.

Attention should also be paid to strictly implementing the principles of Party building and organisation, and consolidating the people's belief in the Party and State. 

The Party Central Committee also emphasised the necessity to renew and improve the quality of compiling, promulgation and implementation of Party resolutions, laws and policies of the State.

Regarding socio-economic development and the State budget for 2019-20, the committee held that the country had recorded positive and comprehensive changes in all fields.

Positive achievements in 2019 had created new momentum for the completion of the objectives and tasks set for 2020 and for the 2016-20 period, it said.

The committee also pointed out difficulties and challenges facing the country’s socio-economic development, especially factors that could have negative impacts on macroeconomic stability, inflation control and social security and order. 

The committee asked for more efforts to be made to successfully complete the objectives and tasks set for 2019-2020.

At the meeting, after considering proposals by the Political Bureau, the Party Central Committee elected four more members of the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission in order to strengthen its power.

The Party Central Committee also decided to expel Nguyễn Bắc Son, former member of the 10th-tenure Party Central Committee and former deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education; and Trương Minh Tuấn, member of the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee, deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, former Secretary of the Party Civil Affairs Committee and former Minister of Information and Communications.

Since the beginning of the 12th tenure, the Party Central Committee, the Political Bureau, the Secretariat and the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission has disciplined more than 70 senior officials under the management of the Party Central Committee, including one Politburo member and four members of the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee, 14 former members of the Party Central Committee, one former deputy prime minister, five ministers and former ministers, two secretaries of provincial Party Committees, five former secretaries of provincial party committees and 17 generals.

The Political Bureau and the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee has also imposed disciplinary measures on seven party organisations, including the Party Civil Affairs Committees of the ministries of Trade and Industry; Natural Resources and Environment; Information and Communications; and Transport; and the Standing Boards of the Overseas Party Committee, the municipal Party Committee of Đà Nẵng City and the provincial Party Committee of Vĩnh Phúc Province.

The top leader stressed that 2020 was the final year to implement the 12th National Party Congress’s Resolution, the five-year socio-economic development plan for 2016-20, and the ten-year socio-economic development strategy, while holding Party congresses at all levels to plan for the 13th National Party Congress.

He called on compatriots, comrades and soldiers nationwide to join hands and uphold the achievements of 2019 and the tradition of solidarity and patriotism in order to successfully implement resolutions of the Party and this meeting. This would inject new impetus for the accomplishment of the targets and tasks set by the 12th National Party Congress and preparations for Party congresses at all levels including the 13th National Party Congress. — VNS


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