The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) has recently published an article delving into what freshly elected Vietnamese leaders are going to contribute to the nation’s future development.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh presents flowers to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who was Prime Minister in the 2016-2021 term. (Photo: VNA)
- The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) has recently published
an article delving into what freshly elected Vietnamese leaders are going to
contribute to the nation’s future development.
In his article, the author Yang Razali Kassim – a senior fellow
at the RSIS – said the new leadership marks a combination of experience and
freshness, a suitable formula for Vietnam’s planned transition towards a socialist-oriented
developed status by 2045.
He assumed that Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong
will continue to oversee the strengthening of the Party building work and the fight against corruption where his success has been proven. Meanwhile, President
Nguyen Xuan Phuc will leverage on his experience as prime minister to expand
and strengthen Vietnam’s relations with other countries.
According to the article, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh,
whose decisiveness is seen as a quality needed for a head of the Government. He
will have the unenviable task of steering the country towards the dual goal of
rolling back and containing the pandemic while maintaining and promoting
The author also talked about Vietnam's foreign policy under the new team,
noting the likeliness of the strategy of “openness, multilateralisation and
diversification”. International economic integration will continue with more
free trade agreements (FTAs) being signed, thereby creating new impetus for the
nation’s economic recovery.
He stated Vietnam’s diplomatic foray will continue to deepen
following its chairmanship of ASEAN in 2020 while its entry into the UN
Security Council as a non-permanent member for one year has raised its voice on
the global stage.
By the end of the NA elections on April 8, the new
Vietnamese core leadership will be ready to take over and will steer Vietnam
towards a more prominent regional role, said the article./.