The National Assembly (NA) elected Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Politburo member of the 13th tenure and a deputy of the 14th legislature, as State President for the 2016-2021 term on April 5 morning, during the 14th legislature’s 11th sitting.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) and newly-elected State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
With 468 approval votes or 97.5 percent of the total NA deputies, the legislature passed a resolution on the election. The resolution came into force right after it won the approval of the NA.
Vietnam will continue to make new miracles on the foundation of the nation’s glorious tradition, turning the country into a prosperous and strong one, stated Mr. Phuc while taking the oath of office on April 5.
Declaring his absolute loyalty to the Fatherland, the people and the Constitution, the new President pledged that he will do his best to fulfill his duties while coordinating closely with relevant agencies, and listening to people’s aspirations.
He asserted that in the time to come, Vietnam will face opportunities and challenges at the same time, but he believes that under the leadership of the Party and with the mettle and brainpower of Vietnamese people as well as the strength of the national great unity bloc and support from international friends, Vietnam will overcome all difficulties and successfully fulfil targets set by the 13th National Party Congress.
State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc takes the oath of office on April 5.
The President expressed warm sentiments and respect to soldiers and public security officers who are safeguarding peace for the people, and the border and islands of the country.
He also thanked Governments, people and friends around the globe, underlining that “we are always a good friend and trustworthy partner of all of you.”
President Phuc was born on July 20, 1954 in the central province of Quang Nam. He was Politburo member of the 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, member of the Party Central Committee of the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, and NA deputy of the 11th, 13th and 14th tenures.
Legislators elected three new Vice Chairpersons of the National Assembly (NA) by secret ballots on April 1, as part of the ongoing 11th sitting.
Vuong Dinh Hue, Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, was elected as Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) and the National Election Council (NEC) at the 11th sitting of the 14th legislature on March 31 morning.