Vietnam will continue to affirm its leading political position and economic role in the Asia-Pacific region, head of Russian News Agency TASS’ bureau in Vietnam Yuri Denisovych has said.
At the 13th National Party Congress
Denisovych, one of the foreign reporters who are covering the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) in Hanoi, made the statement in an interview with the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s correspondent on the occasion of the country's important political event.
He also underlined efforts made to ensure full and efficient access to information about the congress. Of particular note, the VNA has launched a special website, at (https://daihoidang.vn/) that provides information and news on the congress in different forms and languages.
The website has helped him receive news on the event and additional information about the CPV’s history and the 12 previous Party Congresses, along with biographies of Vietnamese Party and State leaders, which are vital for his work.
As he has been living and working in Vietnam for years, Denisovych said he has witnessed various achievements of the countries in all spheres under the CPV’s leadership, including socio-economic development and external relations.
Head of Russian News Agency TASS’ bureau in Vietnam Yuri Denisovych, one of the foreign reporters who are covering the Congress (Photo courtesy of the journalist)
Despite the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam was among a few countries posting positive economic growth as its GDP expanded 2.91 percent last year.
The nation was one of the 10 countries in the world posting the highest economic growth, with an annual average GDP growth rate of 5.9 percent in the past five years.
According to the World Health Organisation, Vietnam has been among countries that have effectively contained the spread of the pandemic, and offered assistance of face masks, medicine and medical supplies to other nations.
Denisovych also highly regarded Vietnam’s performance as Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the 41st ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly in 2020; as well as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 term.
Against the backdrop of the pandemic, the country hosted various summits in the form of videoconferences and prepared important documents on international cooperation, including one calling on the global community to stay united in the fight against COVID-19, said the Russian reporter.
Vietnam has obtained impressive progress in economic development and external affairs, while curbing the spread of COVID-19, thereby improving its role and prestige in the international arena, and affirming the CPV’s leadership which helps the country has taken the lead in Asia-Pacific.
“Vietnam has overcome all challenges and hardships thanks to the CPV’s judicious leadership as well as patriotism and high determination of Vietnamese people,” he stressed.
National Party Congress opens new era for Vietnam’s development: Russian expert
|Prof. Dr. Vladimir Nikolaevich Kolotov, Director of the Ho Chi Minh Institute under the Saint Petersburg State University.|
The 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has all elements to become an important political event in Vietnam’s history, opening a new era for the nation’s development, said Prof. Dr. Vladimir Nikolaevich Kolotov, Director of the Ho Chi Minh Institute under the Saint Petersburg State University.
In an interview with the Vietnam News Agency’s correspondent in Russia, Kolotov stressed that since the CPV’s establishment in 1930, the implementation of its historic tasks, including the national liberation and unification, building and implementing the “Doi moi” (Renewal) process, have been done consistently.
He held that preparations for the National Party Congresses have been made carefully, including the building of draft political reports.
The draft political report presented by Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong at the 13th National Party Congress has comprehensively assessed the domestic and international situation, as well as set out national development plans until 2045, the Russian expert said.
According to Kolotov, Vietnam has been undertaking a large-scale cleanup of its Party member lineup in order to select a "fifth generation" of competent and virtuous Party and State leaders to carry out these plans.
The expert said that he is particularly interested in Vietnam’s national development plans to 2025, 2030 and 2045, stressing that Vietnam needs to flexibly implement its foreign and domestic policies in order to firmly defend its consistent interests.
He attributed Vietnam’s rapid socio-economic development to political stability, favourable regional integration and economic growth, noting that if Vietnam continues this policy, the world will surely witness the country’s new achievements in the future.
The Russian expert also expressed his belief that the Vietnam – Russia relationship will see progress in the coming time./.VNA
Foreign reporters who could not come to Vietnam to cover the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) due to the COVID-19 pandemic have praised the country’s initiative to allow their online coverage.
Russia’s “Multi-polar world” magazine has run an article by journalist Pavel Vinogradov highlighting the context and significance of the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam to socio-political life in Vietnam.