13th National Party Congress officially opens in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)
The 13th National Party Congress has the theme “Strengthening the building and rectification of the Party and the political system into purity and strength; rousing the will and determination for national development and promoting the strength of the great national unity bloc in combination with the power of the era; continuing to comprehensively and synchronously accelerate the cause of reform; constructing and firmly safeguarding the Fatherland and maintaining a peaceful and stable environment; and striving to turn Vietnam into a developed, socialist-oriented nation by the middle of the 21st century.”
The congress attracted the participation of 1,587 delegates representing more than 5.1 million Party members nationwide.
With the motto “Solidarity - Democracy - Discipline - Creativeness - Development”, the 13th National Party Congress will review the implementation of the Resolution of the 12th National Party Congress, 35 years of implementing the “Doi Moi” (Renewal) process, 30 years of implementing the 1991 Political Platform, 10 years of implementing the amended Political Platform (supplemented and developed in 2011) and the National Socio-economic Development Strategy 2011-2020; setting out socio-economic development orientations and tasks for 2021-2025; and determining goals and orientations to 2030 and a vision for national development to 2045.
This Congress will also review the Party building work and the leadership of the 12th Party Central Committee, and elect a new Party Central Committee for the 13th tenure.
According to the approved working programme, after the opening ceremony, the congress will listen to a report by the 12th Party Central Committee on its leadership. In the afternoon, delegates will work in groups.
Earlier, the congress held a preparatory session on January 25, during which the congress adopted its working regulations, elected a 17-member Presidium, a five-member secretarial delegation and the delegate eligibility verification board. The session also approved the congress’s working programme, election rules and a report on delegates’ eligibility.