VIETNAM, January 1 –
General secretary of the Nguyễn Phú Trọng party. —Photo VNA / VNS
The party’s general secretary, Nguyễn Phú Trọng, talks with the Vietnamese News Agency on the occasion of the upcoming Tết (Lunar New Year) on the importance of strengthening the building and rectification of the Party.
Following the success of the 13th National Party Congress, there is a need to research, study and implement its resolution. How was this task performed in its first year?
Of particular importance is the 13th National Party Congress by continuing to promote the Đổi mới (Renewal) process in a comprehensive and synchronous manner. The congress set directions, missions and development goals for the country over the next 5-10 years and through 2045, which will mark the 100th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Vit Nam, or the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam at present.
The congress ended but it was only the beginning. Whether we can turn the resolution into reality, create wealth and material possessions, and bring prosperity for the country and happiness for the people or not, that will be the true success of the Congress. Therefore, the research, study, mastery and implementation of the resolution of the congress is very important and must be carried out in a serious, drastic and methodical manner.
In the first year of its mandate, the 15th National Assembly held two sessions; and the Government, the Việt Nam Fatherland Front and relevant ministries, sectors and agencies have organized national conferences to implement the resolution.
As a result of these conferences, Party committees and organizations at all levels quickly drew up action programs and plans to implement the resolution in accordance with the conditions of each locality, sector and agency.
Every cadre and member of the Party, and first of all, leaders and senior officials at all levels, must lead by example and assume their responsibilities in the implementation of the resolution aimed at making Việt Nam a more prosperous country. and more developed and to make the Vietnamese people happier.
We discussed a lot about strengthening Party building and rectification. This is a very difficult and complicated task that cannot be accomplished overnight but must be done in a fundamental and systematic way. How will this task continue to be performed?
Party building and rectification is an important requirement which is directly related to the development of the Party and the nation. Upon entering the i mới process in 1986, the Party issued numerous resolutions on Party building and rectification.
During the last three terms (11th, 12th and 13th), the fourth plenums of the Party Central Committee have discussed and issued important resolutions and conclusions on the building and rectification of the Party, creating positive and clear progress in the building and the rectification of the Party, winning the confidence and support of the people and making important contributions to the socio-economic and cultural development, national defense and security and international integration of the country.
However, gaps remained. Some of the Party cadres and members, including some leaders and senior officials, were not fully aware of the meaning and importance of the task of building and rectifying the Party; and failed to set an example and assume their responsibilities, especially falling into individualism, which led to the degradation and violation of Party rules and state laws, forcing them to be disciplined or face criminal prosecution.
Meanwhile, the national cause of construction and protection poses great demands and tasks, urging the Party to keep improving to be able to bring the country to develop faster and more sustainably.
Therefore, the conclusion of the Fourth Plenum of the 13th Party Central Committee was issued with the aim of strengthening the building and rectification of the Party and the political system to build a more transparent and stronger Party and political system.
A new point of the conclusion is the synchronous implementation between Party building and the political system; and between the construction of a revolutionary morality and the prevention of selfish individualism, the gradual retreat and strict treatment of activities linked to corruption, negative phenomena and signs of degradation among the cadres and members of the Party.
The conclusion broadened its scope, covering not only Party building and rectification, but also political system construction, targeting not only Party members and Party committees and organizations, but also civil servants, public employees and authorities at all levels of the political system, including law enforcement and anti-corruption agencies.
In addition, the conclusion completed and clarified a system of signs of degradation of ideology, morality and way of life, and of “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” in accordance with the new situation. .
With the conclusion, the Party completed, supplemented and published many important documents to strengthen the building and rectification of the Party.
In the context of the complicated development of the COVID-19 pandemic, what policies and guidelines does the Party Central Committee Secretariat have to help ensure effective prevention and control of the pandemic, while also striving to promote socio-economic development and achieve the goals set by the resolution of the 13th National Party Congress?
The Politburo and the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee have regularly monitored and timely guided many concrete decisions.
There are three main groups: a group of questions relating to the prevention and control of pandemics; a set of questions relating to the guarantee of social security and the protection of people’s lives; and a cluster of issues relating to economic recovery and development.
Although we still have to face many difficulties and challenges, the pandemic has been fundamentally brought under control and all aspects of social life and socio-economic development activities have gradually resumed according to the new context.
This achievement is the result of the synchronous implementation of the related tasks of the Party Central Committee to the National Assembly and to the government and, more importantly, all ministries, sectors, localities and citizens of the country have united their efforts to take synchronously drastic and strong measures to prevent and control the pandemic. . We first obtained positive results: the macroeconomy is stabilized, social security is assured, national defense and security are maintained; external relations are developing in many areas; important and great political events in the country were successfully organized.
Going forward, the situation is expected to continue to develop in complicated and unpredictable ways, urging us to be more proactive and drastic in leadership and direction, saving the highest effort and time, and prioritizing all resources for effectively, flexibly and creatively implement the master’s program on COVID -19 prevention and control in connection with the socio-economic recovery and development program during the period 2022-2023.
I believe that with the joint efforts of the whole nation and the consensus of the whole Party and all the people in spirit and action, as well as the help of Vietnamese and international friends from overseas , we will certainly win in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing to the global efforts for a world of security, peace, friendship, cooperation and prosperity. – VNS