General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s closing speech at 12th National Party Congress

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General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong
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NDO - Nhan Dan Online would like to introduce to our readers the full text of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s speech at the closing session of the 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Presidium of the Congress,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Congress delegates,

After eight days of working in a serious and urgent manner under the spirit of “Solidarity - Democracy - Discipline - Renovation” and with a great sense of responsibility towards the Party, people and country, the 12th National Party Congress has concluded successfully, completing all set items on the agenda.

The Congress discussed issues in a sincere and democratic manner and passed numerous important documents: the Political Report, the Report on the implementation of socio-economic targets over the 2011-2015 period and socio-economic development orientations and tasks during the 2016-2020 period; the Report on the leadership of the 11th Central Committee; the Report on the implementation of the 11th Party Charter and the Report on the implementation of the 11th Central Committee’s Resolution 4 on “A number of urgent issues in current Party building”.

The Congress elected a Central Committee comprising of comrades representing more than 4.5 million Party members who are morally and competently eligible to shoulder the heavy responsibility assigned by the Party and people.


The adopted documents at the Congress were formulated on theoretical and practical foundations of the last 30 years of Doi Moi reform, five years of implementing the Platform on national construction during the transitional period to socialism (supplemented and developed in 2011), the 2011-2020 Socio-economic development strategy and two years of implementing the 2013 Constitution; they are the quintessence of the wisdom, will power and desire of the entire Party, people and army.

The documents continued to affirm and perfect the Party’s renovation guidelines on the basis of creatively adapting and developing Marxism-Leninism, Ho Chi Minh Ideology and acquiring international experience suitable with the country’s current situation; determining that national construction and defence in a new stage of development are full of bright prospects but also faced with numerous challenges.

The Congress demonstrated the consolidation of the entire Party, people and army’s strong will and resolve to achieve the overall targets: Intensifying efforts to build an honest and strong Party, enhancing the leadership and combat capacity of the Party and building a solid political system whilst bringing the strength of the entire nation and socialist democracy into play. Pushing through with the Doi Moi reform in a comprehensive and synchronous manner, striving for rapid and sustainable economic development to soon transform the country into a modern industrialised economy. Improving the material and spiritual life of the people. Resolutely and firmly defending national independence, sovereignty, unification and territorial integrity; protecting the Party, State, people and socialism. Safeguarding peace and stability, proactively and actively integrating with the rest of the world for the sake of national development. Enhancing the position of Vietnam in the region and throughout the world.

In order to meet these significant targets, the Congress discussed and passed important guidelines and policies to set the course for achieving rapid and sustainable development as well as developing and defending the Motherland.

Acutely aware of the mission and responsibility towards the nation, the Congress affirmed its determination to continue stepping up Party building and rectification, enhancing the Party’s political resolve, professional capacity, revolutionary quality and ethics, ensuring the Party is both honest and strong whilst boosting the people’s confidence in the Party. The Congress stressed the need to strengthen solidarity, and unity of will and action of the entire Party on the basis of the Party’s platform, point of view, guidelines and principles; to frequently cultivate the intimate relations between the Party and the people - the esteemed, fine and core qualities manifesting the Party’s nature and vitality.

We are delighted to report to the entire Party, people and army that the 12th National Congress of the Communist Party Vietnam has concluded successfully.


At the 12th Party Congress, many members of the 11th Central Committee, Politburo and Secretariat, however capable, enthusiastic and experienced in their work, set a good example by withdrawing their nomination for the 12th Central Committee to enable the participation of younger and new delegates to the Party’s leadership body. It was a noble and responsible gesture. The Congress sincerely thanks and appreciates your contributions and wishes you good health and happiness whilst hoping that you will continue to contribute your enthusiasm, capacity and experience to our Party and nation’s glorious cause.

The Congress proceeded in line with the Party Charter and clearheadedly selected and elected qualified comrades to the 12th Party Central Committee, including 180 official members and 20 alternate members. The Congress assigned the 12th Party Central Committee a key task of leading the entire Party, people and army to successfully realise the Congress’s Resolution. Being aware of our huge, heavy but glorious responsibility towards the Party, people and the country, the 12th Party Central Committee vows to unite as one; wholeheartedly serve the Fatherland and people; constantly strive to improve capability, qualification, political resolve and virtues, following the example of great President Ho Chi Minh; and do our utmost to join the entire Party, people and army to successfully implement the key assignments set out by the Congress.


The Congress warmly welcomes and sincerely thanks the Party committees at all levels, Party organisations, officials and Party members, National Assembly deputies, The Fatherland Front, people’s organisations, revolutionary veterans, intellectuals, people and soldiers across the country and overseas compatriots, for their enthusiastic and responsible participation as well as valuable contributions to the draft documents of the Congress, contributing significantly to the Congress’s success.

The Congress would like to extend sincere thanks to international political parties, organisations and friends for their congratulatory messages sent to the Congress, which reflect the fine friendship and solidarity to the Vietnamese Party, people and nation.

The Congress also received numerous letters and messages of congratulations from every corner of the country and from overseas compatriots. Thank you all for your fine sentiments to the Congress.

The Congress extends its sincere thanks to news agencies and the press, from both at home and abroad, for their coverage of the Congress.

The Congress wishes to thank the preparation and organisation sub-committees serving the 12th National Party Congress as well as all officials, public servants, labourers, officers and members of the armed forces for their diligent dedication and practical contributions to the success of the Congress.


The successful conclusion of the 12th National Party Congress gives a strong boost to the entire Party, people and army to overcome difficulties and challenges, and take advantage of opportunities to strive to soon transform Vietnam into a modern industrialised country. Immediately after the Congress, all-level Party committees and Party organisations need to intensively and extensively broadcast the outcomes of the Congress among the entire Party, people and army; research and gain a thorough understanding of the Congress’s Resolution and documents; and urgently build and implement action programmes and plans aiming to ignite a widespread patriotic emulation movement among all classes of people and bring the Congress’s Resolution into life.

The Congress calls on the entire Party, people and army, and overseas compatriots to highly promote patriotism, self-reliance and the power of the great national unity bloc, and make constant emulation efforts to successfully realise the Congress’s Resolution, opening up a new development stage of glory for the country firmly towards socialism.
A new spring is coming, bringing along with it auspicious events. We are preparing to celebrate the 86th anniversary of the glorious Communist Party of Vietnam. With a new determination, a new power and a new vitality, and with strong belief in the strength and will power of the entire Party and nation and the country’s bright future, I solemnly declare the conclusion of the 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Lifelong glory belongs to heroic Vietnam!

Long live the glorious Communist Party of Vietnam!

Long live the glorious Socialist Republic of Vietnam!

May the Great President Ho Chi Minh live forever in our cause!

Thank you very much!