|The 12th National Party Congress plenary session yesterday announces the outcome of elections for official members of the Party Central Committee. — VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — The 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV) concluded with success yesterday after eight days.
The Congress elected a 200-member Party Central Committee, including 180 official and 20 alternate members.
The 12th Party Central Committee convened its first plenum on Wednesday to elect the 19-member Politburo, the Party General Secretary, the three-member Secretariat, the 21-member Inspection Commission and the commission's head for the new tenure.
The Party General Secretary in the 11th tenure, Nguyen Phu Trong, was re-elected unanimously for the 12th tenure.
The Inspection Commission is headed by Politburo member Tran Quoc Vuong.
In his closing speech, the newly elected General Secretary announced with pleasure that the 12th National Congress of the CPV had been a success.
He said after eight days of working in the spirit of "Solidarity – Democracy – Discipline – Renewal", with a high sense of responsibility, the Congress completed its working agenda.
Delegates passed documents such as the Political Report, a report evaluating the implementation of socio-economic tasks between 2011 and 2015, and one that focused on orientations and tasks for 2016 to 2020.
They also approved a report reviewing the leadership of the 11th Party Central Committee, one on the execution of Party statutes in the 11th tenure, and a document summing up the implementation of the 11th Central Committee's fourth plenum's Resolution on urgent issues in Party-building.
General Secretary Trong thanked delegates for their trust in the new Party Central Committee – the leaders of the State's Party affairs.
He said the committee is deeply aware of its great responsibility to the Party, the people and the country. On behalf of the committee, the General Secretary pledged to fulfill their tasks and lead the country to overcome its difficulties and challenges.
The Party chief also took the occasion to thank international parties, organisations and friends for extending their congratulations to the Congress, which he said demonstrated their solidarity with the Vietnamese Party and people. He also thanked press agencies at home and abroad for their timely reporting on the Congress.
Trong called on the Party, people, army and Vietnamese expatriates to uphold patriotism, self-reliance and great national unity to successfully realise the Congress's Resolution.
This will help open a new period of development for the country, he concluded.
Politburo member Truong Thi Mai, also a member of the NA Standing Committee, head of the NA Committee on Social Affairs and a member of the secretariat of the congress, announced a list of 42 more political parties, international organisations and friends that sent congratulatory messages to the 12th National Party Congress. A total of 242 political parties, international organisations and friends have extended congratulations to the congress.
Chaired by President Truong Tan Sang, the closing session witnessed the attendance of representatives from the Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, intellectuals, artists and writers, outstanding religious dignitaries, young people, foreign ambassadors, charges d'affaires and chief representatives of international organisations in Viet Nam.
On behalf of the Presidium and congress, President Sang, a member of the 11th Politburo, thanked political parties, international organisations and friends for their congratulation messages to the CPV and the congress.
Party Central Committee Member Thuan Huu, also editor in chief of Nhan Dan (People) and a member of the congress secretariat, reported voting results for the congress's documents.
Politburo Member Dinh The Huynh reported the outcomes of elections for the Politburo, the party general secretary, the secretariat, the inspection commission and the commission's head for the 12th tenure.
Politburo member Tran Quoc Vuong,head of the congress secretariat, delivered the draft Resolution of the 12th National Party Congress.
All delegates voted to adopt the Resolution.
Officials, Party members and people from all walks of life expressed their delight at the success of the 12th National Party Congress, which closed in Ha Noi yesterday.
Le Thanh Hai, director of the HCM City Institute for Development Studies - Centre for Economic Consulting, attributed the congress's success to the Party Central Committee's thorough and serious preparations.
He said domestic firms needed to improve their competitiveness, as the private sector was identified as a significant driver of the national economy at the Congress.
Phan Minh Hue, former head of the Administration Management Office at HCM Transport University, said the outcomes of the congress reflected solidarity and consensus in the Party.
In the central province of Binh Dinh, lecturer Nguyen Quang Cuong from Quy Nhon University said he approved of the new Party Central Committee, which included new, younger faces. They were capable and passionate enough to lead the country forward, he said.
Nguyen Thi Van from the Central Committee of the Viet Nam Journalists' Association said discussions at the event took place in a straightforward and democratic manner. The congress discussed and adopted a number of key policies and guidelines that outline development plans.
In the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang, ethnic minority groups expressed their trust in the new leadership.
Lam Xuan Chanh, a Party member in Tan Quang Precinct, said the Congress would open up a new period of development. He added that he wished the Party and State would continue issuing policies benefiting mountainous ethnic groups, including building irrigation facilities and schools, upgrading transport and creating more jobs.
Russia hails congress' success
Chairman of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) Gennady Zyuganov lauded the success of the CPV's 12th National Congress.
He told reporters from the Vietnam News Agency that Russian communists paid a great deal of attention to the CPV's congress. They said they hoped the CPV would continue finding success in socio-economic development, he added.
Zyuganov said the CPV's policies of modernisation and renovation have helped the country achieve a high economic growth rate while absorbing modern technologies.
He said he hoped Viet Nam would gain an elevated position in the global economic arena. — VNS