Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong chairs a meeting on anti-corruption. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
The President of Vietnam
during the 2016-2021 tenure has effectively fulfilled his tasks, jurisdiction
and duties in accordance with the Constitution, as well as tasks assigned by
the Politburo and the Secretariat during the, a report has said.
According to the report, which was recently
submitted to the National Assembly (NA), the President, who also holds the
posts of Chair of the National Defence and Security Council, Commander of
people’s armed forces, head of the Central Steering Committee for Judicial
Reform and deputy of the 14th legislature, has, together with the
Party, the entire people and army, contributed to the successful implementation
of the resolution of the 12th National Party Congress, guidelines of
the Party, policies and laws of the State, and resolutions issued by the 14th NA.
The President has seriously followed personnel
procedures in submitting proposals to the NA regarding the dismissal and election
of the Prime Minister, the Vice President, the Chief Justice of the Supreme
People’s Court, the Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy, as
well as the removal or approval of the Vice Chairman and members of the National
Defence and Security Council.
In pursuant to NA resolutions, the President signed
decisions appointing five Deputy Prime Ministers, 21 ministers and other
members of Government during the 2016-2021 term, while closely coordinating
with the NA and the Government to appoint a number of ministers and heads of
Also during the tenure, the President signed decisions
to remove 24 members of the Government and suspend a Government member (Truong
Minh Tuan) from work.
The State leader signed orders announcing 72 laws
and two ordinances ratified by the 14th NA and its Standing
Committee, and made decisions on behalf of the State on negotiations and
signing of international agreements.
In his capacity as a NA deputy, the President and
the Vice President attended sessions of the NA, activities of NA deputy
delegations at their electoral units, meetings with voters before and after
each NA session as well as thematic meetings with voters in Hanoi and Ho Chi
Minh City, so as to quickly respond to voters’ concerns and convey their
opinions to the Party, State, NA and Government.
Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong meets voters in Hanoi. (Photo: VNA)
The President has maintained close links with the
Government. Authorised by the President, the Vice President has attended regular
Government meetings and delivered opinions on the implementation of
socio-economic tasks, strategies and plans, and the settlement of issues of
concern of people and voters.
As head of the Central Steering Committee for
Judicial Reform, the President has focused his leadership on the review of the Party’s
method of leadership on judicial reform, and provided feedback on documents and
projects related to judicial reform.
The President has instructed judicial agencies to
step up judicial and administrative reforms, and improve the quality of
investigation, prosecution, trial and execution of lawsuit, especially major
economic and corrupt cases.
The State leader has paid special attention to the
building of a pure, strong Party and political system, while resolvedly and
persistently fighting corruption, wastefulness and other bad deeds.
Many complicated corrupt and economic cases were
brought to light, which has been applauded by the public.
For national defence and security tasks, the
President signed decisions to send 45 officers to participate in the UN
peace-keeping missions in South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and
dispatch two level-2 field hospitals to South Sudan.
The leader received letters of credential from 115
foreign ambassadors to Vietnam, hosted receptions for 61 ambassadors and chief
representatives of international organizations at the end of their tenures in
The President and the Vice President have also paid
heed to people-to-people diplomacy, holding meetings with overseas Vietnamese
during their overseas trips or at activities to celebrate Tet (Lunar New Year)
festivals in Vietnam.
The tenure witnessed a change in personnel. After
President Tran Dai Quang passed away, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh served
as acting President from September 23, 2018 to October 23, 2018. On October 23,
2018, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong was elected as State President
at the sixth session of the 14th NA./.