Seventh National Party Congress: Comprehensive reform, leading nation on the way towards socialism

The seventh National Party Congress is the first to adopt the platform of building the country during the transition to socialism in Vietnam.
Seventh National Party Congress: Comprehensive reform, leading nation on the way towards socialism hinh anh 1The seventh National Party Congress takes place in Hanoi from June 24-27, 1991. It is attended by 1,176 delegates, representing 2 million Party members nationwide. Comrade Do Muoi is elected Party General Secretary (Photo: VNA)
Seventh National Party Congress: Comprehensive reform, leading nation on the way towards socialism hinh anh 2Party General Secretary Do Muoi and President of the Council of State Vo Chi Cong host a reception in Hanoi for Kaysone Phomvihane, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic who is on an official visit to Vietnam, on October 12, 1991 (Photo: VNA)
Seventh National Party Congress: Comprehensive reform, leading nation on the way towards socialism hinh anh 3Party General Secretary Do Muoi and Chairman of the Council of Ministers Vo Van Kiet visit China, marking the official normalisation of relations between the two countries from Nov. 5-10. In the photo: the signing of the Vietnam-China trade agreement and a provisional Treaty on the Settlement of Land Border Issues in Beijing, on November 7, 1991. (Photo: VNA)
Seventh National Party Congress: Comprehensive reform, leading nation on the way towards socialism hinh anh 4President of the State Council Vo Chi Cong signs an order to promulgate the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, on April 13, 1992. (Photo: VNA)
Seventh National Party Congress: Comprehensive reform, leading nation on the way towards socialism hinh anh 5State President Le Duc Anh speaks at a banquet in honour of French President François Mitterrand who is on an official visit to Vietnam, at the Presidential Palace, on February 9, 1993. (Photo: VNA)
Seventh National Party Congress: Comprehensive reform, leading nation on the way towards socialism hinh anh 6Vietnam basically developed a foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, openness, diversification and multilateralisation of external relations in the 1991-1996 period. In the photo: A welcome ceremony is held for Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet during his official visit to the UK, London, on July 5, 1993 (Photo: VNA)
Seventh National Party Congress: Comprehensive reform, leading nation on the way towards socialism hinh anh 7Party General Secretary Do Muoi receives co-Presidents of the Cambodian Provisional Government, Prince Norodom Ranariddh and Hunsen during their courtesy call, Hanoi, in August 1993 (Photo: VNA)
Seventh National Party Congress: Comprehensive reform, leading nation on the way towards socialism hinh anh 8In 1994, UNESCO recognised Ha Long Bay as a World Natural Heritage. In 2000, it was honoured for the second time as World Geological Heritage for its geological and geomorphological values. (Photo: VNA)
Seventh National Party Congress: Comprehensive reform, leading nation on the way towards socialism hinh anh 9The trans-Vietnam 500kV ultra-high voltage power transmission line started in April 1992 and completed on May 27, 1994, plays a decisive role in electrifying the country and ending the chronical shortage of electricity in the central region and the south. In the photo: A worker of Hoa Binh Power Transmission Company maintains the 500KV line (Photo: VNA)
Seventh National Party Congress: Comprehensive reform, leading nation on the way towards socialism hinh anh 10US President Bill Clinton declares the normalisation of diplomatic relations with Vietnam on the night of July 11, 1995. (Photo: VNA)
Seventh National Party Congress: Comprehensive reform, leading nation on the way towards socialism hinh anh 11ASEAN Foreign Ministers and ASEAN Secretary General Dato Ajit Singh welcome Vietnam as the seventh official member of ASEAN. (Photo: VNA)
Seventh National Party Congress: Comprehensive reform, leading nation on the way towards socialism hinh anh 12Foreign Minister Nguyen Manh Cam and US Secretary of State Warren Christopher sign a protocol, officially establishing the Vietnam-US diplomatic relations, in Hanoi, on August 5, 1995. (Photo: VNA)
Seventh National Party Congress: Comprehensive reform, leading nation on the way towards socialism hinh anh 13State President Le Duc Anh meets US President Bill Clinton in October 1995, during his trip to New York to attend a ceremony to mark the 50th founding anniversary of the United Nations - the first visit by a Vietnamese head of state to the US. (Photo: VNA)
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