Party chief optimistic about national development in 2018

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the meeting. (Source: VNA)  Hanoi (VNA) – Party General SecretaryNguyen Phu Trong has expressed his belief that with new momentum and under thesound leadership of the Party and the effective management of the State, theParty, people and army will overcome all challenges to build a prosperouscountry.The Party leader made the statement at a meetingheld on the occasion of the traditional Tet holiday at the Presidential Palace,Hanoi, on February 13. The meeting saw the presence of incumbent and formerParty, State and National Assembly leaders, including former Party GeneralSecretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, President Tran Dai Quang, formerPresident Tran Duc Luong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly(NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, former NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and Presidentof the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man, among others. Hosts and guests raised toasts to the success of the nation’s revolutionary cause, the growth of the Party, prosperity of the country and happiness of the people. (Source: VNA) In his remarks, Party General Secretary Trongreviewed achievements Vietnam has recorded over the past year across fields,will all the 13 set targets fulfilled or overfulfilled for the first time.He highlighted the country’s GDP growth rate at 6.81percent, macro-economic stability, curbed inflation and low budgetoverspending, adding that the total export-import revenue hit the record highof 425 billion USD. Besides, production and business activities of theindustrial, agricultural and service sectors have recovered and developed, whileprogresses were seen in tourism, culture, social affairs and… [Read full story]


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