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Communist Party leads the nation: top leader

Update: February, 04/2020 - 08:17
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng at Monday ceremony celebrating the 90th founding anniversary of the Party. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng

HÀ NỘI — There were no political organisations in Việt Nam except the Communist Party (CPV) that had the willpower, wisdom, experience, reputation and capacity to help the country overcome all difficulties and challenges and drive the national revolutionary cause.

General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng made the statement at a ceremony marking the CPV’s 90th anniversary in Hà Nội on Monday.

The ceremony also saw the attendance of Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, and many other incumbent and former leaders of the Party, State and Việt Nam Fatherland Front, along with veteran revolutionaries.

The top leader looked back on the establishment, training, devotion and development of the CPV, and highlighted the historical significance of its foundation on February 3, 1930.

“The revolution’s diverse reality over the past 90 years has demonstrated that the Party’s sound and clear-sighted leadership has been a decisive factor for revolutionary victories and many achievements,” he said.

The leader said Việt Nam had emerged as a developing middle-income country, while its politics and society had remained stable, national defence and security, independence and sovereignty had been secured, and the country's position and reputation in the international arena had been enhanced.

The country had joined international organisations and become an active and responsible member of the international community, he stressed, noting that Việt Nam was recently elected for the second time as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

He emphasised the need to carry forward national traditions, and spur the Party’s revolutionary cause and pioneering role during building and rectification efforts.

Politics, ideology, morality, apparatus and personnel needed to be strong and pure, with revamped leadership methods, close-knit relations between the Party and people and prevention of degradation, he said.

The leader also pointed out major tasks in 2020 – the final year of the 12th National Party Congress, such as completing all socio-economic development targets, reinforcing macro-economic stability, accelerating the implementation of strategic breakthroughs, restructuring the national economy in tandem with reforming the growth model, ensuring social security and welfare and improving people’s living standards.

He also called for greater efforts to maintain national independence and sovereignty, and a peaceful and stable environment to serve national development and promote external relations.

Due attention must be paid to the successful organisation of Party congresses at all levels, towards the 13th National Party Congress, as well as the implementation of resolutions on Party building adopted at the fourth plenums of the 11th and 12th Party Central Committees, and the Politburo’s Directive 5 on promoting President Hồ Chí Minh’s thoughts, morality and lifestyle, the leader stressed.

On behalf of Party members nationwide, 87-year-old Hà Ký, who has been a Party member for more than seven decades, expressed his pride in the glorious Party and beloved President Hồ Chí Minh.

He said that despite his advanced age and declining health, on behalf of all veteran Party members, Ký pledged to continue to contribute to national construction.

Nguyễn Thùy Linh, a student at the University of Languages and International Studies at the Việt Nam National University-Hà Nội, said the resolve of Vietnamese youngsters would uphold the traditions of older generations, and they would study and work harder to contribute to the nation’s development.

Earlier, a delegation of the Party Central Committee, the President, the National Assembly, the Government and the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee paid tribute to President Hồ Chí Minh at his mausoleum, and laid flowers at the Monument to Heroes and War Martyrs in Hà Nội.

The delegates expressed their gratitude to the late great leader, who was the founder and leader of the Communist Party of Việt Nam, the vanguard of the working class, the working people and the Vietnamese nation.

They affirmed that the 90-year glorious history is the foundation for the Party to continue with its mission of leading the cause of building a strong socialist Việt Nam that is on a par with power countries in all continents, realising the wish of President Hồ Chí Minh. — VNS

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