Party's congress opens in Hanoi

By Truong Son, Thanh Nien News

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Senior Party officials at the 12th Party Congress opened in Hanoi on January 21, 2016. Photo: Luu Quang Pho
The 12th National Congress of the Communist Party opened at Hanoi’s National Convention Center on Thursday with 1,510 delegates representing the Party’s more than 4.5 million members nationwide.
It will focus on reviewing the implementation of the Resolution of the 11th National Party Congress and the last three decades of reform efforts, drawing lessons and defining goals and missions for the country in the next five years.
The congress will also review the leadership of the 11th Party Central Committee, the implementation of the Party statutes in the 11th tenure, and elect the 12th Party Central Committee.
Politburo member and President Truong Tan Sang said the 12th congress is a congress of “solidarity, democracy, discipline and renovation," reflecting the strong will and resolution of the nation as a whole to build Vietnam into a strong country with prosperous people, democratic, fair and civilized society, advancing firmly to socialism.
Following the opening speech, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong delivered the 11th Party Central Committee’s report on documents of the 12th Party Congress.
Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat Le Hong Anh then presented a report reviewing the leadership of the 11th Party Central Committee.
The congress will last until January 28.

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