State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) hands over a bouquet to new Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc handed over the duty of Prime Minister to new
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at a ceremony on April 8.
President Phuc and PM
Chinh also presented appointment decisions to the two new Deputy Prime
Ministers Le Minh Khai and Le Van Thanh, along with 12 new ministers, sector
chiefs and Government members.
Addressing the ceremony,
Phuc thanked the Politburo, the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, the
Party Central Committee, the National Assembly, the Vietnam Fatherland Front,
organs in the political system and the people for their assistance,
cooperation, facilitation and support to the Government in the 2016-2021
He said the Government
members in 2016-2021 tenure are proud for having dedicated themselves to serve
the country and the people, taking the country one step forward and winning the
support of the people and the business community.
He expressed the
belief that the Government, under the leadership of PM Chinh, will continue to
reap new achievements.
PM Chinh praised the
contributions of Phuc in his capacity as Prime Minister and the Government in
the 2016-2021, leaving behind important imprints.
He pledged to inherit
and further build on the great achievements of the previous tenure for the
country’s rapid and sustainable development./.