Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong delivers the closing remarks of the 13th National Party Congress on February 1 (Photo: VNA)
– The 13th National
Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam wrapped up on February 1
morning after eight working days, with its resolution adopted at the closing
On behalf of the congress’s presidium, Vo Van
Thuong reported on the results of the election of the Political Bureau, the
Party General Secretary, the Secretariat, the Inspection Commission, and the
Chairperson of the Inspection Commission in the 13th tenure.
After that, the 13th Party Central Committee
The congress warmly congratulated Nguyen Phu
Trong on his re-election as General Secretary of the 13th-tenure Party Central
Committee, and those who were elected to the Party Central Committee, the
Politburo, the Secretariat, and the Inspection Commission for the 13th tenure.
On behalf of the 13th Party Central Committee,
General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong emphasised that the
13th-tenure Party Central Committee pledges to exert utmost efforts to surmount
every difficulty to fulfill duties and be determined to successfully implement
the 13th National Party Congress’s resolution.
At the closing session, Le Minh Hung, Secretary
of the 13th Party Central Committee, Chief of the Party Central Committee’s
Office, and head of the note-takers’ board, read the congress’s draft
The congress then adopted the resolution.
The resolution stated that the congress agreed
on the basic assessments of the implementation outcomes of the 12th National
Party Congress’s resolution, the 1991 Platform on National Construction during
the Transitional Period towards Socialism that was supplemented and developed
in 2011, the 2011 - 2020 socio-economic development strategy, the 1991
Platform, the 35 years of “Doi moi” (Renewal) policy, along with national
development orientations and tasks for the time ahead as noted in the documents
submitted by the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee to the 13th congress.
The resolution said the achievements during the
35 years of “Doi moi” and 30 years of implementing the 1991 Platform,
especially the 10 years of the Platform supplemented and developed in 2011,
have continued to affirm that the path to socialism in Vietnam matches the
reality in the country and the development trend of the era, and that the
Party’s clear-sighted leadership is the leading factor determining the success
of Vietnam’s revolution.
Amid fast and complicated developments in the
global situation, the Party’s Platform remains “the flag of ideology, the flag
of combat, the flag gathering the great national solidarity” for the goal of rich
people, strong nation and an equitable, democratic, and civilised nation.
The resolution underlined the overall goals and
concrete targets for 2025, 2030, and 2045; and identified major socio-economic
development targets for 2021- 2025, orientations for national development for
2021 - 2030, and the six key tasks for the 13th tenure. It also highlighted
three strategic breakthroughs.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong
delivered the closing speech that reviewed the outstanding results and
successes of the 13th National Party Congress.
In particular, the congress asserted that the
Party will stay persistent in the Marxism - Leninism and Ho Chi Minh’s
ideology, continually apply and develop them in a creative manner that matches
the reality in Vietnam in each period. It will also keep steadfast in the goal
of national independence and socialism, and the “Doi moi” policy for the goal of
rich people, strong nation and an equitable, democratic, and civilised nation.
The congress also stressed that the Party must
enhance Party building and rectification work to a strong and clean Party and
political system, push ahead with improving its mettle and leadership and
ruling capacity in making and carrying out guidelines and policies in a way
that match the reality in Vietnam and the development trend of the era.
The congress also pointed to the need to take
timely action to institutionalise, concretise, and effectively implement the
Party’s guidelines and the State’s policies and laws, while addressing
shortcomings in the leadership, direction, and organisation of implementation.
The Party and State leader appealed to the
entire Party, people, and army, along with compatriots both at home and aboard
to make all-out efforts to successfully carry out the 13th Congress’s