Tuesday, 24/1/2017

Current Affairs

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh paid an official visit to Laos and co-chaired the third political consultation at the foreign ministerial level

Implementing the cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos, at the invitation of Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh paid an official visit to Laos on March 25 - 26, and co-chaired the third political consultation at the foreign ministerial level.

Politics

Bringing to full play high sense of responsibility, studying and discussing to finalize reports, scheme, draft resolutions and conclusions of the Party Central Committee*

Implementing the Working Agenda of the whole tenure, the Party Central Committee convened the 4th Plenum to discuss and provide opinions on the socio-economic situation in 2016, the socio - economic development plan in 2017, a number of big lines and policies to renew growth model and improve growth quality, labor productivity, competitiveness of the economy; the effective international economic integration; socio-political stability while Vietnam joins new-generation free trade agreements; Party building and rectification, reversing the degradation of political ideology, ethics and lifestyle, manifestations of internal “self-evolution”, “self-transformation” and some other important issues.

Economy

Developing agriculture, rural economy and new-type rural areas

Resolution No. 10-NQ /TW on 5 April 1988 of the Party Politburo on economic reform in agriculture (Contract 10); the Resolution of the 5th Plenum of the Party Central Committee, 11th tenure on accelerating industrialization and modernization of agriculture and rural areas in the period of 2001 - 2010, the Resolution of the 7th Plenum of the Party Central Committee, 10th tenure “On agriculture, farmers and rural areas” have been implemented by branches from central to local levels, business community and farmers, bringing about great achievements for agriculture and rural areas, making important contribution to the overall growth of the country, eliminating hunger, reducing poverty and ensuring security and socio-political stability, especially in times of economic crisis full of difficulties and challenges.

Culture - Society

Power must necessarily be controlled

The Communist Party of Vietnam is aware of and has confirmed in its resolutions that state power belongs to the people. Power control is both humane values of a progressive society to prevent and combat degeneration of state power and society and to achieve the objective of genuine socialism for a sustainable, lasting state in people’s service.

Foreign Relations and International Intergration

Justice judgment and prospects for peaceful solutions to disputes in the East Sea

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) constituted under Annex VII to the 1982 United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on 12 July 2016, issued an Award, ending a nearly 3-year long process arbitration instituted by the Philippines against China concerning certain issues of disputes in the East Sea. The Award is not only a tremendous legal victory for the Philippines over China, but also significantly contributes to the process of resolving disputes in the East Sea and the development of international laws in general.

Focus

External work - a motivation to realize Vietnam’s two strategic missions of building and safeguarding the homeland*

The 29th Diplomatic Conference was opened in Hanoi on 22 August 2016 under the theme “Increase the efficiency of external activities and international integration to successfully realize the 12th National Party Congress Resolution”. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong attended and addressed the conference. The Communist Review introduces full text of his speech.

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