A port in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: VNA)
– Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu
Trong’s article on the pathway to socialism in Vietnam has reflected a balance
between ideology and practical values, especially via upholding “Ho Chi Minh Thought”
– a comprehensive thought in terms of politics, strategy, economy, morality, and
socio-culture, said a French scholar.
In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency in Paris,
Prof. Pierre Journoud – contemporary history lecturer at France’s Paul-Valéry
Montpellier 3 University described Trong’s article as an important document
summing up the application of Marxism-Leninism in Vietnam’s realities, with
Vietnamese leaders effectively tapping positive points of a market economy.
Journoud said Trong shed light into contradictions and
shortcomings of capitalism which, he said, is root of social conflicts.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)
According to him, the introduction of socialist-oriented
market economy model in Vietnam has contributed to production force liberation
and scientific-technological development. He said one of Vietnam’s most
important achievements since “Doi Moi” (Renewal) process was launched is to maintain
considerable economic growth and thanks to which the poverty rate has dropped
significantly. Another achievement is to pursue an open-door policy,
international integration, and a foreign policy of diversification and multilateralisation,
Journoud emphasised that Vietnam plays an increasingly
important role in ASEAN and the world and its commitments to the United
Nations and peacekeeping missions in Africa are enriching its experience and
strengthening its global reputation.
Vietnam is on the way to becoming a regional power, he
He was particularly impressed by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu
Trong pointing out the shortcomings that are existing in the Party and his call
Prof. Pierre Journoud – contemporary history lecturer at France’s Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 University (Photo: VNA)
Referring to challenges facing Vietnam today, the French
professor said Vietnam needs to build more sustainable and long-term
development policies. It should be done in a way that narrows inequality caused
by economic growth, ensures equal access to quality public education for all
people, and preserve traditional identity and cultures, given negative impacts
of globalisation and people’s obsession with material possessions.
Vietnam needs to continue intensifying its fight against
corruption which has been carried out fiercely and transparently in recent