Former leaders consulted on national future development strategies

Monday, 2019-08-26 16:50:10
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the conference to consult former leaders on Vietnam’s future development strategies, Hanoi, August 26, 2019. (Photo: NDO/Tran Hai)
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NDO – The sub-committee on socio-economic affairs for the upcoming13th National Party Congress hosted a consultative conference in Hanoi on August 26 to collect advices from the former Party and State leaders for the national future development strategies.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who is the head of the sub-committee, chaired the event, which was attended by former President Tran Duc Luong, former Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and former National Assembly Chairmen Nguyen Van An and Nguyen Sinh Hung, along with other Politburo members and senior former officials.

Speaking at the conference, PM Phuc expressed his sincere thanks to the former leaders for always following the nation’s development process and supporting the Party and the State to carry out their tasks in socio-economic development, maintaining national defence and security and promoting foreign affairs.

The PM also expressed his hoped that at the conference, the sub-committee would receive valuable suggestions and guidance from the former leaders to the draft 10-year Socio-Economic Development Strategy for 2021-2030 and the five-year Socio-Economic Development Orientation for 2021-2025, which will be presented to the 13th National Party Congress scheduled for January 2021.

Phuc stressed that they are very important advices, because the former leaders have experiences in the leading, management and administration of the Party and State’s affairs, who have always been paying attention to the national issues.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chairs the conference to consult former leaders on the national development strategies in the upcoming years. (Photo: NDO/Tran Hai)

The cabinet leader affirmed that building such documents is an important task, which is decisive to the future development of the country in the next five to 10 years, with a vision to 2045 marking the 100th anniversary of the country's establishment. They cover all socio-economic aspects, from resolving domestic issues to foreign affairs in the context of unpredictable international developments, Phuc stated.

From that request, the PM said, the sub-committee has discussed, researched and proposed strategic objectives, orientations and solutions over the next five to 10 years, with a vision to 2045. Looking forward to receiving suggestions from the former leaders on these contents, PM Phuc said that the right assessment on both international and domestic situations would help the country take advantage of the strong scientific and technological development and the fourth Industrial Revolution to boost Vietnam’s advantages, such as agriculture, hi-tech processing and manufacturing, IT and tourism services.

The PM pointed out that Vietnam has huge potentials, with an important economic and geopolitical position, abundant resources, stable social and political situation, profound international integration process and high prestige in the world. Therefore, it can be affirmed that Vietnam could definitely achieve a high growth target at about 6-7% a year, even higher, about 7-8% per year, PM Phuc stated, quoting examples from other countries in the region who enjoyed a miraculous growth period even at 10% per year in several decades amidst the context of multiple difficulties and challenges similar to Vietnam’s.

He said that both the national achievements as well as inadequacies should be assessed properly and objectively, thereby developing the right orientations and solutions in the future. The PM asked the former leaders to give further comments on this content so that the sub-committee would improve its document building process.