|The Politburo has a meeting with former senior leaders of the Party and State in Hà Nội on Sunday on the occasion of the 90th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng|
HÀ NỘI — The Politburo had a meeting with former senior leaders of the Party and State in Hà Nội on Sunday to mark the 90th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam on Monday.
On behalf of the Politburo, Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Trần Quốc Vượng reported on the country’s socio-economic situation, defence, security, external relations, the building of the Party and the political system, and the fight against corruption and negative phenomena. He also highlighted achievements after four years of implementing the 12th National Party Congress’s resolution.
The ex-leaders gave opinions on the building of the Party, a law-governed socialist state and the political system. They suggested ways to enhance power control, combat corruption and wastefulness, unite the people, and mobilise resources to develop the country.
Appreciating their opinions, Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng attributed the achievements so far to the attainments during over 30 years of reform and the solidarity and unanimity in the Party, people and army.
The country has never had such development, prestige and stature like at present, he said, noting that peace, unity, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity have been firmly safeguarded. Việt Nam is no longer a weak country but has been developing, set up diplomatic ties with almost all nations around the world, and participated in many international organisations. Average per capita income has increased to about US$2,800 annually.
Việt Nam’s prestige in the international arena has been growing more and more, he noted, adding international friends admire the country.
However, the leader pointed there are also shortcomings and weaknesses that must be addressed, and authorities and sectors must steer clear of complacency and not rest on their laurels.
As several important events will take place in 2020, Trọng expressed his hope that former Party and State leaders, with their capacity and experience, will give more sincere and responsible opinions for the common cause of the Party and nation.
Prior to the meeting, the Party General Secretary and President paid tribute to President Hồ Chí Minh, the founder of the Party, at House 67 in the late leader’s relic site in the Presidential Palace. — VNS