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Vietnam News Today (Feb 27): Countries’ leaders offer congratulations to Party General Secretary, President Nguyen Phu Trong

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February 27, 2021 | 09:03

Vietnam News Today (Feb 27) features headlines include countries’ leaders offer congratulations to Party General Secretary, President Nguyen Phu Trong, Party envisages development goals, orientations through mid-21st century, Gov't informs candidacy for re-election to Int'l Law Commission.

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Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: NDO)

Countries’ leaders offer congratulations to Party General Secretary, President Nguyen Phu Trong

Leaders of many countries in the world have extended their congratulations to Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong over his re-election as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam in the 13th tenure, according to VGP.

In his message, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia values the personal contribution of the Vietnamese Party leader to strengthening the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

He expressed a belief that with joint efforts, the two countries will continue to promote bilateral constructive dialogues and effective cooperation in all fields, which meets the interest of the people of both Russia and Vietnam and contributes to ensuring stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden appreciated the commitments made by General Secretary Trong to promoting the US-Vietnam partnership, and expressed his wish to further bolster the bilateral ties.

He also welcomed the Vietnamese Party leader’s efforts in fighting corruption and promoting good governance, and wished the Party General Secretary success in his position.

The message from Indian President Ram Nath Kovind noted that under General Secretary Trong’s leadership, the special and time-tested relations between India and Vietnam have witnessed unprecedented development in the past decade with the elevation of bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2016.

He said he wishes to continue working with the Vietnamese leader to further promote the relationship between the two states and two peoples, saying that the close coordination and partnership between the two countries in the post-pandemic world will contribute to peace and prosperity in the region and the world.

Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide said he was honoured to meet and talk with General Secretary Trong during his visit to Vietnam, his first trip abroad after taking office as the PM of Japan. He expressed a hope that he and the Vietnamese Party leader will continue to coordinate in the time ahead to further develop and deepen the extensive strategic partnership of the two countries across the fields from politics and security to economics and trade.

President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Moon Jae-in praised the efforts of the Vietnamese Party leader to develop the ROK-Vietnam ties over the past time. He said he hopes to continue working with General Secretary Trong for the development of the two countries’ strategic cooperative partnership in the time ahead.

In his message, French President Emmanuel Macron noted that the two countries have made joint efforts to enhance their friendship and cooperation for many years. He highlighted the visit by General Secretary Trong to France in March 2018 as a strong boost to bilateral ties. The President affirmed that France wants to work together with Vietnam to overcome great global challenges, especially the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and preservation of biological diversity.

Party envisages development goals, orientations through mid-21st century

Viet Nam expects to move out of the low middle-income status by 2025, according to the Resolution of the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Viet Nam.

It will become a upper-middle income country by 2030 and gain developed and high-income nation status by 2045.

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Members of the 13th Party Central Committee make debut at the 13th National Party Congress on February 1, 2021 (Photo: VGP)

These are the key time milestones as the country will mark 50th anniversary of liberation of the South and national reunification (2025), 100th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam (2030), and the 100th founding anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam now the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam (2045).

The Resolution also covers major socio-economic targets through 2025, including average annual GDP growth rate of 6.5-7 percent.

The GDP per capita is expected to increase to around US$4,700-5,000, urbanization rate to 45 percent, and the ratio of processing and manufacturing to GDP to 25 percent, as reported by VGP.

Gov't informs candidacy for re-election to Int'l Law Commission

The Permanent Mission of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the United Nations has presented its compliments to Permanent Missions of Member States to the United Nations to inform Viet Nam’s candidacy for re-election to the United Nations International Law Commission.

Accordingly, the Government of Viet Nam has decided to nominate Associate Professor Nguyen Hong Thao for re-election to the International Law Commission for the term 2023-2027.

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Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thao (Photo: VGP)

Thao is a distinguished person in the field of international law with strong academic background and extensive practical legal experience, contributing to the positive development of international law through his excellent service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and teaching at various academic institutions.

Since being elected as a member of the International Law Commission in 2016, Thao has been dedicating his utmost time and efforts to the work of the Commission, substantially contributing to the discussions as well as disseminating the results of the Commission’s work to the general public and legal professions in Viet Nam.

The Government firmly believes that with his outstanding qualifications and strong dedication to international law, Thao will make significant contributions to the International Law Commission, VGP reported.

Hanoi to complete planning of inner city zoning and Red River

The Standing Committee of the Hanoi Municipal Party Committee agreed on the policy for all six subdivision planning projects on inner city zoning in the four districts of Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh, Dong Da, and Hai Ba Trung at a working session held on February 25.

At the session, the Standing Committee of the City Party Committee also listened to a report on the Red River subdivision planning and commented on major guidelines and orientations on the draft plan.

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Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Municipal Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue speaks at the session (Photo: NDO)

The Red River subdivision planning project is to be implemented on a 40km long section of Red River from Hong Ha Bridge to Me So Bridge, covering an area of about 11,000 hectares that includes 55 wards and communes of 13 districts.

Speaking at the meeting, Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Municipal Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue spoke highly efforts made by the Party Committee of the City People’s Committee and related departments and branches in completing difficult projects, according to NDO.

Six new COVID-19 cases bring national tally to 2,426

Viet Nam confirmed six new COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the national patient tally to 2,426.

The latest cases include four local infections documented in Hai Duong and two imported cases in Tay Ninh and Dong Thap.

With these cases, the total number of patients recorded since January 27 rose to 831 in 13 provinces and cities, namely Hai Duong (643), Quang Ninh (61), Ho Chi Minh City (36), Ha Noi (35), Gia Lai (27), Binh Duong (six), Bac Ninh (five), Dien Bien (three), Hai Phong (four), Bac Giang (2), Hoa Binh (2), Hung Yen (two), and Ha Giang (one).

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(Photo: VNE)

Noticeably, zero new case has been reported over the past 14 days in Hoa Binh, Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Binh Duong, Hung Yen, Bac Giang, Gia Lai, Bac Ninh, Quang Ninh, and Ho Chi Minh City.

The same day, 35 patients were declared free of the virus, taking the total recoveries to 1,839, according to VGP.

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