Record number of delegates to attend 13th National Party Congress in Hà Nội

January 22, 2021 - 18:40
Women and ethnic minority groups account for 13.99 and 11.03 per cent of the delegates, respectively.


Military rehearsed guiding the delegation to pay respect at the Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum in Hà Nội on Friday. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang

HÀ NỘI — A total of 1,587 delegates representing more than 5.1 million Party members nationwide will participate in the coming 13th National Party Congress, making this the largest number ever in the history of Party congresses.

Mai Văn Chính, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission, yesterday announced the figure at a press briefing regarding the congress, slated to begin on Monday, in Hà Nội.

Women and ethnic minority groups account for 13.99 and 11.03 per cent of the delegates, respectively, according to Chính.

The guests will include former Party and State leaders, ambassadors, and heads of international organisations in Hà Nội, representatives from the intelligentsia and arts community, outstanding youth union members and religious officials, among others.

On documents submitted to the Congress, Nguyễn Xuân Thắng, Director of the Hồ Chí Minh National Academy of Politics, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of the Central Theoretical Council, said there were “numerous new items, especially in terms of approach.”

“When setting out a vision and orientations for the country’s development, we don’t just draw up plans for the next five years but a vision and orientations towards the middle of the century, with the desire to unleash the strength and will of the Vietnamese people to successfully build the socialist cause and protect the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam in the new context,” Thắng stressed.

The agenda of the congress focuses on reviewing the implementation of the Resolution of the 12th Party Congress associated with the evaluation of 35 years of implementation of đổi mới (Renewal), the 10-year socio-economic development strategy 2011-2020, and outlines the socio-economic development orientations and tasks for the five-year period 2021-25 and goals and orientations to 2030 and the national development vision to 2045.

The congress will also review Party-building work and the leadership of the 12th Party Central Committee, determine the directions and tasks of Party-building in the new term, evaluate the implementation of the Party’s Charter of the 12th tenure Party and elect the Party Central Committee for the 13th tenure.

Preparations completed


Politburo member and member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Trần Quốc Vượng inspects the preparations at the National Convention Centre for the upcoming Party Congress.  — VNA/VNS Photo

Politburo member and member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Trần Quốc Vượng on Friday inspected the preparations for the 13th National Party Congress, which is scheduled to begin on Monday next week at the National Convention Centre in Hà Nội.

Vượng, who is also head of the organising board of the congress, supervised the rehearsal of the flag-salute ceremony, music performance, film screening and photographing of congress delegates.

The Party official was told that all the preparations for the congress have been basically completed, from security to logistics and reception.

A representative of the security and safety subcommittee said security for delegates and guests has been ensured strictly and at the highest level.

According to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyễn Minh Vũ, 68 out of 98 international agencies in Việt Nam have registered to attend the congress, with 36 ambassadors, 17 chargé d'affaires ad interim, seven deputy ambassadors, three diplomats, and six representatives of international organisations.

In his remarks, Vượng asked agencies to raise the sense of responsibility to complete their assigned tasks.

The official ordered more attention to rerouting traffic to facilitate the travel of delegates and people as Tết (Lunar New Year) is approaching.

There should be no mistakes to ensure the success of the congress, he said, calling for efforts of the entire Party and people for the important political event.

Press centre

The press centre at the Hà Nội National Convention Centre officially opened on Friday.—VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn

Also on Friday afternoon, at the Hà Nội National Convention Centre, the press centre for the 13th Party Congress was opened.

The press centre will work with all concerned agencies to provide the best conditions for the work of 500 journalists, reporters and technicians from 191 domestic press agencies, more than 60 reporters from 26 foreign press agencies covering the event on-site and 100 reporters from more than 84 foreign press agencies working remotely, according to Lê Mạnh Hùng, deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, and head of the press centre.

Mainstays of the domestic press including Vietnam Television (VTV), Voice of Việt Nam (VOV), Vietnam News Agency, Nhân Dân (The People) newspaper, and the Communist Party of Việt Nam's online newspaper will be given priority in the press centre.

The press centre staff and the congress' health subcommittee had conducted COVID-19 testing for all reporters and technicians participating in the event, Hùng said. — VNS