Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Legislators to the 15th National
Assembly on July 26 elected Pham Minh Chinh as Prime Minister of Vietnam for
the 2021-2026 tenure.
Chinh took oath the same day, swearing absolute
loyalty to the fatherland, people and the Constitution of Vietnam, and pledging
to work hard to complete all missions assigned by the Party, State and people.
In his speech at the swearing-in ceremony, Chinh
said that the Government in the new tenure will continue the efforts to build a
Government of solidarity, integrity and discipline; streamlining, efficiency
and effectiveness; and dynamism and innovation with active and proactive
actions to implement the Resolution released at the 13th National Party
Congress and NA resolutions.
Amid the complicated developments of COVID-19
pandemic, the highest goal of the country is to protect people’s health, safety
and security, he said, calling for the solidarity of the entire people in
fighting the pandemic and boosting socio-economic development.
The Government leader underlined the need to
implement the key task of building the pure and strong Party, improve the
leadership and combative strength of Party organisations and members in the
Government and authorities at all levels, contributing to building a
rule-of-law socialist State of the people, by the people and for the
The Government will continue to complete the
socialist-oriented market economy mechanism, concentrate on leading and
directing the national industrialiation and modernisation in line with the
development of green economy and agriculture-based economy, protection of
natural resources and environment and climate change adaption, he said.
Breakthroughs will be created in developing the
strategic infrastructure system, while resources will be allocated in a
harmonious, proper and effective manner among key regions and the rest of the
country as well as ethnic minority-inhabited, mountainous, border and island
areas, he added.
At the same time, the Government will build a plan
to enhance human resources quality to meet the demands for sustainable
development and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, he said, adding that strong
growth will be made in areas of education-training, science-technology and
innovation, thus improving productivity, quality, effectiveness and
competitiveness of the economy. A national programme on digital transformation,
digital economy and digital society will be built and realised in order to
create new motivation for development.
The Government will also reinforce the defence and
security strength, resolutely and persistently safeguarding the national
independence, sacred sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, and ensuring
social security, order and safety, especially human security, he stressed.
PM Pham Minh Chinh takes the oath before the legislature and voters nationwide (Photo: VNA)
The PM said that the Government will stay
persistent to the external policy of independence; self-reliance;
multilateralisation and diversification of relations; active, comprehensive,
deep and effective international integration; and being a good friend and
trustworthy partner and responsible member of the international community.
It is consistent in settling disputes over
territorial sovereignty, especially sovereignty over seas and islands, by
peaceful means on the basis of international law; while maintaining a peaceful
and stable environment for rapid and sustainable development of the country in
new conditions, he stated.
With all 479 deputies present voting yes, the NA
approved a resolution on the election of Chinh as Prime Minister of Vietnam for
the 2021-2026 tenure.
PM Pham Minh Chinh, born on December 10, 1958, is
a member of the Party Central Committee in the 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, a
Politburo member in the 12th and 13th tenures and a National Assembly deputy in
the 14th and 15th tenures. He has served as Prime Minister since April this