New cabinet to curb inflation, protect sovereignty: PM

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Vietnam's new government cabinet officially took office on Wednesday with promises of curbing inflation and protecting the nation's sovereignty.


In his speech at the National Assembly, newly-reelected Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said the new cabinet will also focus on stabilizing the economy and help deal with difficulties facing production.


The focus will be guaranteeing social security and welfare, especially in helping decrease troubles for low-income residents and improving living conditions, he said.


"At the same time, the government will determinedly and synchronously conduct measures to protect the nation's independence and sovereignty as a whole," the PM said.


For his new five-year term, Dung's cabinet has four deputy prime ministers, 18 ministers and four chiefs of ministerial-level agencies.


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