The 12th plenum of Vietnam’s 12th-tenure Party Central Committee opened in Hanoi on Monday morning under the chair of Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong.
The opening session was presided over by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
During the three-day plenum, the delegates will discuss and make decisions on such issues as the 13th Party Central Committee personnel, orientations for the election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and provincial People’s Councils at all levels for 2021-2026, and assignment of delegates to the 13th National Party Congress, among others.
|Vietnamese Party Chief and State President Nguyen Phu Trong greets delegates before the opening session of the 12th plenum of the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee in Hanoi, May 11, 2020. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|
In his opening remarks, Party Chief and State President Trong said the meeting takes place on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Vietnam’s Reunification Day (April 30), and late President Ho Chi Minh’s 130th birthday (May 19), and in the context of positive results in the country’s fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
He urged each member of the Party Central Committee to carry forward the revolutionary traditions of the Party and the nation as well as the sense of responsibility to complete assigned tasks.