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Vietnam News Today (April 6): Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh sworn in as new Prime Minister of Vietnam

April 06, 2021 | 08:25

Vietnam News Today (April 6) features headlines include Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh sworn in as new Prime Minister of Vietnam, relief of Vice State President, Party chief holds phone talks with Russian President, Congratulations on 25th anniversary of Vietnam-Ireland diplomatic relations.

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Vietnam News Today (April 6): Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh sworn in as new Prime Minister of Vietnam
Newly elected PM Pham Minh Chinh takes an oath in Hanoi on April 5. (Photo: VOV)

Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh sworn in as new Prime Minister of Vietnam

Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh won lawmakers’ trust to succeed Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who was elected State President, at the helm of the government during a vote on April 5.

Chinh, who is currently head of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Organisation Commission, received support of 462 out of 466 lawmakers present at the ongoing session of the National Assembly.

During his oath, the new PM vowed to be loyal to the Fatherland, people, and the Constitution, and will work hard to fulfil tasks assigned by the Party, State, and people,

He also thanked the National Assembly for electing him Prime Minister of Vietnam, emphasizing that this is an honour and a heavy responsibility entrusted to him by the Party, State and people.

Pham Minh Chinh was born in 1958 hailing from Thanh Hoa province. He had held key posts such as Secretary of the Quang Ninh provincial Party Committee and Deputy Minister of Public Security before being elected Prime Minister of Vietnam.

The 14th National Assembly is holding its last session in Hanoi to complete personnel work in the State apparatus before voters will go to the polls next month to elect a new legislature for the 2021-2026 tenure, VOV reported.

Relief of Vice State President, some NA Standing Committee members discussed

The National Assembly (NA) continued discussing personnel work during its ongoing 11th session on April 5, during which new State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc submitted to the legislature the relief of the Vice State President.

On behalf of the NA Standing Committee, Standing NA Vice Chairman Tran Thanh Man submitted to the legislative body the relief of several members of the standing committee, the heads of several NA committees, the NA General Secretary, and the State Auditor General.

Vietnam News Today (April 6): Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh sworn in as new Prime Minister of Vietnam
The 14th National Assembly's 11th session on April 5 (Photo: VNA)

NA deputies then discussed in groups the relief of these posts. The result of the group discussions will be reported on April 6.

The legislature will then conduct the relief of the posts by secret ballot, and NA deputies will discuss and approve resolutions on their relief.

Also on the morning of April 6, the State President will submit a candidate list for the NA to elect a new Vice State President. Meanwhile, Man will submit a list of candidates to elect some members of the NA Standing Committee, NDO said.

Party chief holds phone talks with Russian President

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held phone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on April 5, during which the leaders informed each other about recent major affairs and achievements of the two nations.

Party General Secretary Trong told Russian President Putin about the outcomes of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV)’s 13th National Congress, Vietnam’s progress after 35 years of national reform, as well as the country’s visions, targets and orientations for future development, among others.

Vietnam News Today (April 6): Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh sworn in as new Prime Minister of Vietnam
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)

Expressing his gratitude toward Russia’s support for Vietnam, the Party leader stated the Vietnamese Party and State always value the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia. He hoped the bilateral ties to grow fruitfully for the sake of the two countries' people in contribution to regional and global peace and development.

For his part, Russian President Putin congratulated Party General Secretary Trong on his re-election as General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee for the 13th tenure and Nguyen Xuan Phuc on his election as State President of Vietnam.

Both leaders stressed that the Vietnam – Russia relations have been thriving in almost all fields and that the sides will continue taking specific measures to foster their cooperation in security, defence, energy, oil & gas, economy, trade, education and training, and tourism, as reported by NDO.

Singapore think tank highly evaluates Vietnam’s new leadership

The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) has recently published an article delving into what freshly elected Vietnamese leaders are going to contribute to the nation’s future development.

In his article, the author Yang Razali Kassim – a senior fellow at the RSIS – said the new leadership marks a combination of experience and freshness, a suitable formula for Vietnam’s planned transition towards a socialist-oriented developed status by 2045.

Vietnam News Today (April 6): Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh sworn in as new Prime Minister of Vietnam
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh presents flowers to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who was Prime Minister in the 2016-2021 term. (Photo: VNA)

He assumed that Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong will continue to oversee the strengthening of the Party building work and the fight against corruption where his success has been proven. Meanwhile, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will leverage on his experience as prime minister to expand and strengthen Vietnam’s relations with other countries, NDO reported.

Congratulations on 25th anniversary of Vietnam-Ireland diplomatic relations

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has cabled a congratulatory message to Irish President Michael Daniel Higgins on the occasion of the 25th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Ireland diplomatic ties (April 5, 1996 – 2021).

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh sent his congratulations to his Irish counterpart Micheál Martin.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh also cabled a congratulatory message to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland Simon Coveney.

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