Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong has emphasised the necessity for the entire Party, people, and army to unite, promote patriotism and Vietnamese mettle and wisdom, strive to overcome all challenges and difficulties, and turn opportunities into reality to build a more prosperous and happier Vietnam.
Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the get-together (Photo: VNA)
- Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen
Phu Trong has emphasised the necessity for the entire Party, people, and army
to unite, promote patriotism and Vietnamese mettle and wisdom, strive to
overcome all challenges and difficulties, and turn opportunities into reality
to build a more prosperous and happier Vietnam.
The top leader chaired a get-together for veteran revolutionaries and incumbent and
former leaders of the Party, State, and Vietnam Fatherland Front on February 9 as
the Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival approaches.
He took the occasion to extend his Tet wishes to all veteran
revolutionaries, incumbent and former leaders, as well as the entire Vietnamese
people inside and outside of the country.
Trong said 2020 was marked by many important events for Vietnam. Despite the
negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters, the country saw
major achievements in pandemic prevention and control and socio-economic
development, with GDP growth nearing 3 percent.
The macro-economy remains stable, the implementation of strategic
breakthroughs and economic restructuring in line with growth model reform has
been stepped up, social welfare was ensured, and the living conditions of
Vietnamese people improved.
The leader also highlighted achievements in Party building and
rectification and in the fight against corruption and wastefulness and in
strengthening defence-security and maintaining national sovereignty.
Vietnam also recorded important results in external affairs and
international integration last year, as it successfully fulfilled its role as ASEAN Chair
and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, thus helping to ensure a peaceful and stable environment for national development and
increasing its prestige and position in the international arena.
Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong poses for a photo with incumbent and former leaders of the Party, State, and Vietnam Fatherland Front (Photo: VNA)
The 14th-tenure National Assembly approved various new laws,
meeting the requirements of national development in the new era.
Of note, the 13th National Party Congress was successfully held,
marking an important milestone in the cause of nation building and safeguarding,
2021 is the first year of carrying out the 13th National
Party Congress’s Resolution and the 2021-2025 socio-economic development plan, with
elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and all-level
People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 tenure also scheduled.
The domestic and international situations offer a lot of opportunities but
also present many challenges and difficulties, he emphasised, while calling on the
entire Party, people, and army to make greater efforts to fulfil all
tasks in 2021, with a focus on stabilising the macro-economy and removing difficulties facing
business and production activities.
The top leader highlighted the importance of developing culture,
education, and science and technology; protecting the environment; ensuring
social welfare; strengthening Party building and rectification and the building
of a socialist State ruled by law and a transparent and strong political
system; stepping up administrative and judicial reforms; fighting corruption and
wastefulness; strengthening defence-security; firmly safeguarding national
sovereignty; and ensuring political security and social order and safety to
make the country develop rapidly and sustainably.
Top priority should be given to effectively controlling the COVID-19
pandemic, he noted, asking Party Committees, administrations, and localities to remain
vigilant in all circumstances and prepare response measures to promptly cope
with any incidents.
It is also necessary to care for policy beneficiaries, the poor, and
people living in extremely disadvantaged circumstances and in mountainous and
ethnic minority areas, strengthen market management, and ensure smooth and safe
transport during the Tet holiday, he added./.