Monday, 23/7/2018

Current Affairs

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the 8th ACMECS Summit and the 9th CLMV Summit

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the Vietnamese delegation attended the 8th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Summit (ACMECS 8), the 9th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam Cooperation Summit (CLMV 9) at the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chanocha and Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on 15-16 June.

Politics

Upholding responsibility, focusing on study, discussion and decision of important issues *

The 7th Plenum of the Party Central Committee, 12th Tenure kicked off in Hanoi on 7 May 2018. The Plenum focused on discussing work on personnel at all levels, especially the strategic level, who possess virtues, capabilities and prestige on par with their tasks, salary reform for officials, public servants, the armed forces, and workers, and social insurance policy reform, among other important topics. Comrade Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam presided over the plenum and delivered the opening speech. The Communist Review would like to introduce the contents of the speech of the General Secretary.

Culture - Society

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committees at all levels intensify social supervision and criticism in response to requirements and aspirations of the people

Representing the lawful and legitimate rights and interests of the people is one of the important responsibilities and rights of the Vietnam Fatherland Front. This is affirmed in the Party resolutions and concretized in the 2013 Constitution and the 2015 Law on the Vietnam Fatherland Front. In order to assume the responsibility, the Vietnam Fatherland Front at all levels should better the work of social supervision and criticism, contributing to building a clean and strong Party and administration, creating social consensus, and promoting the strength of great national unity, as set out by the 12th Congress of the Party.

Foreign Relations and International Intergration

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: toward a progressive and inclusive trade model

After more than a year of negotiations, the 11 remaining signatories of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam officially signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Despite the withdrawal of the world's No. 1 economy, in terms of contents and commitment, this is still the new generation free trade agreement, "a model for progressive and inclusive trade." At present, this is the largest free trade agreement with a market of about 500 million people, with a GDP of US$10,100 billion (equivalent to 13.5% of the world’s GDP).

Focus

Continuing to further enhance the responsibility of people's representatives

In the atmosphere of welcoming the New Spring when the Vietnamese National Assembly just successful organized the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26), the biggest parliamentary diplomatic activities in the region in 2018, Politburo member, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan granted an interview on the central tasks of the National Assembly in the coming time.

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