Party leader stresses need to win people’s support

In an exclusive interview with the Vietnam News Agency on the threshold of the the Year of the Dog, the Party leader underlined the country’s outstanding achievements in 2017 and outlined major tasks for 2018. He said the fight against corruption has made marked progress thanks to drastic, synchronous, methodical and firm measures, in the spirit of “words matching up with actions.” Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. Photo: In 2017, many serious cases of corruption and economic crimes involving incumbent and former senior officials were discovered and brought to court in a timely manner, he said. In the first days of 2018, several major corruption cases have also been brought to trial, demonstrating the drastic actions and the determination to carry the combat through and leave no “prohibited zone” in the prevention and fight against the evil, the Party chief stressed. Regarding the personnel work in 2017, General Secretary Trong said the Party Central Committee, the Politburo, the Secretariat and the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission imposed disciplinary measures on many Party Committees and Party organizations of different levels, as well as officials and Party members, including those holding high positions, for their violation of the law. However, he said, it is even more important to prevent the root cause of such wrongdoings by regulations, laws and policies. “Power must be kept within mechanisms,” the Party chief stressed. General Secretary Trong highlighted the joyful atmosphere across the country as Vietnam has fulfilled and overfulfilled all the 13 socio-economic… [Read full story]


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