Hanoi (VNA) - The Government will maintain efforts to build a
socialist state ruled by law and of the people, by the people, for the people,
newly-elected Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirmed while taking the oath of
office on April 5.
As a member of the Party Central Committee in the
11th, 12th and 13th tenures, a Politburo member in the 12th and 13th tenures,
Secretary of the Party Central Committee in the 12th tenure, and Chairman of
the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission, Chinh was elected as the Prime
Minister for the 2016-2021 tenure with support from 462 of the 466 legislators
present at the sitting.
He pledged absolute loyalty to the Fatherland,
the people, and the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and
affirmed that he will do his utmost to fulfil all tasks assigned by the Party,
State, and people.
The new leader said he
is deeply aware of the important role and position of the Government and its
operations in building and developing the nation and in safeguarding its
independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity for the goal of wealthy people and a strong, democratic, fair, and civilised nation.
Chinh said priority
will be given to upholding the respect for the law; strengthening discipline in the
State administrative apparatus and society as a whole; effectively mobilising
and using all resources for national development; developing strategic
infrastructure; and stepping up national digital transformation and developing
the digital economy.
He affirmed his determination
to safeguard national independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; ensure
defence, security, and social order and safety; and create mechanisms and policies
to turn strengths in people, culture, and great national unity into drivers of national
building and development.
Attention will be paid to
developing a comprehensive social welfare system, with a focus on remote,
border, and island regions and ethnic minority-inhabited areas, and caring for
the material and spiritual lives of all people, the PM added./.