International reporters have affirmed the great role of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) in leading Vietnam to successes during its 35-year Doi Moi (renewal) process.
(VNA) The 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam is taking place from January 25 to February 2 (Photo: VNA)
– International reporters have affirmed the great role of the Communist Party
of Vietnam (CPV) in leading Vietnam to successes during its 35-year Doi Moi (renewal)
“Vietnam’s Doi Moi that introduced the market
economy and opening-up policies has changed the
which Vietnam has been closed to the outside
world for a long time, and made the country open to the world,” said Eileen, a
reporter of the Asia-Pacific Daily (APD).
At the same time, the living standards of the local people have been greatly
improved, and Vietnam has entered a period of rapid economic development, she
She attributed the achievements of Vietnam during its renewal process to the
leadership role of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). “The Communist
Party of Vietnam’s right decision to make Vietnam open to the world contributes to the
country’s economic prosperity and enhanced international status,” she noted.
The rise of Vietnam’s prestige and position is closely related to the nation’s economic
development brought by Doi Moi, she said, suggesting
that the country should continue to deepen reform and opening-up to achieve greater
Echoing Eileen’s views, Yimel Díaz Malmierca from Cuba’s Trabajadores
newspaper, who is covering the 13th National Congress of the
CPV online, said that the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam in the
economic reforms undertaken by the nation since 1986 has been vital in order
not to lose the socialist essence in the national development process.
“The sustained growth of the Vietnamese
economy between 7 percent and 9 percent in the last 20 years
says a lot about the country and how hard it has worked to bring well-being to
its people,” she said.
Meanwhile, Stefan Kühner from the Newspaper of the German Communist Party named
“Unsere Zeit”, said he was amazed at the leaps that Vietnam has gained in the past
35 years since the Doi Moi process, under the leadership of the CPV.
“Doi Moi has grown up at 35! I remember very well the difficult situation of
Vietnam due to the war and the boycott of Vietnam by the US and other countries.
It is amazing what Vietnam has achieved under the leadership of the Communist
Party of Vietnam in the last 35 years to eradicate poverty to make people's
lives better”, the 69-year-old German journalist said.
He also spoke highly of Vietnam's position in the world. “Vietnam is active in
the UN Security Council to find peaceful solutions to problems. In the ASEAN
region, too, Vietnam proved last year how important the cohesion of countries
and people is,” he stated.
to Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, diplomatic editor of The Economic Times of India, Vietnam is not just a growing economy of the Indo-Pacific
region, with its success story since 1986. Today Vietnam is playing an
important role in Southeast Asia.
“The 13th National Party Congress once again proved that the Party
is the most important force to hold the country united. A strong Vietnam is
important for regional stability in the Mekong region. A strong Vietnam is also
important to stabilise the South China Sea (East Sea) region,” he stressed.
He also highlighted achievements in the COVID-19 fight as one of the biggest
successes of the Communist Party of Vietnam during 2020, saying it has set a
The ASEAN & East Asia Summits were held by Vietnam notwithstanding the
pandemic, he cited.
Vietnam's renewal process, Hussain Janjua, a senior media professional and analyst
having experience of research and broadcast journalism in different
organisations, said Doi Moi is the multidimensional reforms in Vietnam as a
result of the 6th National Congress of the Communist Party of
Vietnam (December 1986).
Hussain Janjua, a senior media professional and analyst having experience of research and broadcast journalism in different organisations (Photo: VNA)
The motto at that time is "look straight at the truth, appreciate the
truth, tell the truth", he said, noting that it was the first time the
Communist Party of Vietnam publicly admitted that because of the previous
policies of the Party and State, the agricultural and industrial production became stagnant, inflation was at three digits, and millions of farming families are
short of food.
It's a brave act of the Communist Party
of Vietnam, he stressed, saying the Party played an important role to begin the 35-year cause of Doi Moi.
Thanks to the tireless efforts by the CPV, Vietnam has recorded gigantic attainments
in all aspects, especially in economy. For example, in the early years of Doi Moi,
the country had a GDP of 14 billion USD and a GDP per capita of only about 250
USD. In 2020, the figures reached 343 billion USD and 3,521 USD, ranking fourth
and sixth in ASEAN, respectively.
Besides that, Vietnam signed 15 free trade agreements (FTAs), has 16 strategic
partners and 11 comprehensive strategic partners, and joined more than 500
bilateral and multilateral agreements in many fields, he added.
In 2020, although heavily affected by the
COVID-19 pandemic, the growth rate of Vietnam still reached 2.91 percent, making
it one of the fastest growing economies in the region and the world.
Regarding to diplomacy, last year Vietnam successfully assumed the roles of ASEAN
Chair, Chair of the 41st ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41), and non-permanent
member of the UN Security Council, thus raising its global prestige and
position, said Hussain, who is now a non-resident fellow of the Chengdu Institute
of World Affairs.
He concluded by quoting Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu
Trong at the 13th Congress as saying that "Vietnam has never
had such a solid position and power as today".
After 35 years of implementing the renewal
process, Vietnam has made great, comprehensive and historic achievements in all
aspects, with relatively high economic growth, constantly improved people’s
living conditions, stable political and social situation, expanded external
relations, and increasingly enhanced position in the international arena.
Vietnam has grown itself into a developing nation with middle income and a
dynamic market economy that is rapidly integrating into the world.
The achievements of the
aforementioned reform process are the result of the continuous and persistent
efforts of the entire Party, people and army through many congress terms, under
the right leadership and effective and timely direction of the Party. This is
an important premise, creating potentiality, strength and confidence in the
country's rapid and sustainable development in the future./.