Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi, (VNA) – Party General
Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong has granted an interview to the
Vietnam News Agency on the occasion of the Lunar New Year – 2021.
The top leader expressed his joy at the
success of the 13th National Party Congress, which has defined the
orientation and tasks for national development in the next five years, goals to
2030 (when the Party marks its centenary anniversary) and a vision to 2045
(when the country celebrates its 100th founding anniversary.
The congress also elected a new Party Central
Committee with members representing the entire Party in qualification,
capacity, prestige and the will to take the country into a new phase of
development, he said.
The Party leader stressed that the result of
the congress reflects a high consensus and the crystalisation of the wisdom,
dedication, responsibility and will of the entire Party, people and armed
forces with a resolve to achieve stronger development in the next period.
According to him, the atmosphere at the
congress demonstrated the spirit of democracy, discipline, solidarity and
Trong said the congress’s success is firstly
attributable to a meticulous preparation process and detailed plans that
combined skillfully theory and reality, firmness and renewal, inheritance and
development on the basis of widespread democracy.
The success also inherits the outcomes of
previous tenures on the firm foundation of the outstanding achievements of the
12th tenure and historical accomplishments of the 35-year Doi Moi
(renewal) cause, the Party and State leader said, emphasizing that Vietnam has
never had such a great fortune, potential, and international stature and
prestige like it has at present.
and decisions made at the 13th Congress inherit and develop the
sound guidelines of leadership of the Party through tenures, which suit the
specific situation in Vietnam in the new period, create a firm foundation for
the country to develop faster and more sustainable towards the goal of becoming
a developed country with modern industry by the 100th anniversary of
the Party (2030) and a high-income developed country by the 100th anniversary of the country (2045),” he said.
The Party General Secretary stated that in its history of more than 90
years, the Party has always paid attention to Party building and rectification
work, considering this the “key” task and the decisive factor for every success
of the cause of national construction and defence.
He noted that personnel work is the “key of the key”, saying that “we
must focus on building a contingent of cadres, especially those at strategic
level, who have sufficient qualification, capability, prestige on a par with
their mission, and uphold the responsibility of setting example of cadres and
In the new period of the revolution, the situation is increasingly
complicated and the tasks become heavier, it is a must to build a contingent of
cadres who have both virtue and talent, with virtue being the basis, Trong said.
He went on to say that corruption prevention and
control is one of the extremely important tasks in Party building and
rectification work, adding that during the past term, the anti-corruption work
has made strong progress, earning approval and appreciation of officials, Party
members and people.
“However, this is a fierce and complex fight
which does not allow subjectivity, complacency and hesitation,” he said, stressing
the need to continue to press ahead with the work in a synchronous, drastic,
regular and continuous manner with higher resolve and better efficiency.
With a high political determination, and the active and
synchronous engagement of the whole political system and society, the
anti-corruption work in the new term is sure to make stronger, more drastic and
more efficient progress, the leader said.
He affirmed that corruption will surely be stopped
and driven back, contributing to building a more transparent and stronger Party
and State which meet the requirements of the revolutionary cause and people’s
The Party leader made clear that the
cornerstone guiding ideology for the entire Party, people and army is to stay
steadfast with and apply and develop Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh thoughts;
remain steadfast with the goal of national independence and socialism, and in
Party building principles; and ensure the highest national interests on the
basis of basic principles of international law, equality and win-win
cooperation in order to build and firmly safeguard the country.
“This is a matter of principle which is of vital
significance to the country’s regime and is the firm foundation of the Party
that no one is allowed to sway from,” he said.
The Party and State leader went on to say that
in the country’s development strategy, the Party has defined the task of
continuing to step up the renewal cause in a comprehensive and synchronous
Every policy must really base on the wish,
legitimate rights and interests of the people, take the people’s happiness and
sufficiency as the goal, rely on the people to build the Party, tighten the
close bonds between the Party and people, strengthen and enhance people’s trust
in the Party, State and the socialist regime, he said.
The Party General
Secretary described the 13th tenure as an important milestone and turning
point which serves as a prerequisite for the next terms to successfully realize
the country’s strategic development goals to 2030, with a vision to 2045.
To that end, the 13th National Party Congress
put forth 12 strategic orientations for national development, with the new
highlights including developing human comprehensively, building an advanced
Vietnamese culture imbued with national identity; creating a breakthrough in
fundamental and comprehensive reform of education and training, developing
high-quality human resources, and attracting and well using talents.
The Congress defined that the important driving
force and resources of national development are to strongly inspire patriotism,
the will of national self-reliance, the strength of great national solidarity
and the will and determination to build a prosperous and happy country, Trong
He noted the need to utilize
the combined strength of the entire political system and the Vietnamese culture
and people, make the best use of internal resources and mobilise external
resources, of which internal resources, particularly human resources, are the
On the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet)
festival, the top leader extended wishes of good health and happiness to all
people and soldiers nationwide.
He expressed a belief that with correct orientations, the strength of the
national unity bloc, the strong will to rise and high political resolve, the
entire Party, people and army of Vietnam will create new development miracles
towards the goal of rich people, a strong country and a democratic, equitable
and civilized society, firmly advancing to socialism and successfully realizing
the wish of the great President Ho Chi Minh and the aspiration of the entire