CPV congress sets out path to prosperity

Diplomatic Correspondent

13 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) wrapped up in Hanoi recently considered as a milestone political event that not only charts the development course for Vietnam over the next five years but also projects an ambitious vision of a developed nation by the middle of the century. 

During the eight-day congress, delegates reviewed the past 35 years of the country's reform cause, discussed the implementation of socio-economic development strategy, among other issues.

The congress has ensured that there is continuity in the country’s politics that will ensure stability not only within the country but also in SE Asia including the Mekong region as well as enable to strengthen Vietnam’s geo-political position

Vietnam has been a success story par excellence under the Communist Party and since 1986 has embraced reforms that have boosted the country’s economy as well as geo-political stature.

Delegates agreed on several goals and tasks for the country's future development phases, including making Vietnam a modern industrialised country with upper-middle income by 2030, and a developed country with high income by 2045, the organisers announced at the congress' closing session.

In the 2021-2025 periods, Vietnam will strive to achieve an annual GDP rate of between 6.5 percent and 7 percent, according to the announcement.

All 200 members of the newly-elected 13th CPVCC attended the closing session. Representing the central committee, CPVCC General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, who was re-elected for the third-term, sincerely thanked the people who trusted them with the "great responsibility of great honor."

Nearly 1,600 delegates representing over 5.1 million members of the CPV attended the congress held from January 25 to February 1, 2021.

The congress deliberated and adopted with high consensus three-key documents that were exhaustively prepared and opened to public feedback: the political report, a report reviewing the socio-economic development strategy of 2011-2020 period, and a report mapping out socio-economic development for the 2021-2025 period, as well as two other reports on Party building and assessments of the Party leadership in the 12th tenure.

To achieve these goals, the Resolution outlines three “breakthrough strategies” -- “institutions”, “human resources”, and “infrastructure.”: It called for perfection of socialist-oriented market mechanisms and development institutions along with modernised governance, comprehensive transformation and building of high-quality human resources.

"Never before has the country established its fortune, potential, international position and reputation as it is having today," Trong said, pledging that the CPVCC will unite to continuously improve its leadership capacity, and strive to weather all difficulties to promote "the glorious renovation cause," in order to serve the country and meet the expectations of the entire party and the Vietnamese people.

In his closing remarks, the party chief said that the congress had been "very successful", completing all items on its working agenda ahead of schedule.

Trong also thanked foreign parties, international organizations and friends for extending their congratulations to the congress, which, he said, demonstrated their friendship and solidarity with the CPV and the Vietnamese people.