The congress was held in online form in the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc who is also Chairman of the Central Emulation and Rewards Council.
Speaking at the opening of the congress, VFF President Tran Thanh Man affirmed that the congress was considered an important milestone marking a new development step, on the basis of inheriting and promoting the glorious tradition and important results achieved during the 90 years of the VFF.
This is also an opportunity to encourage all the people to overcome their difficulties and challenges, bring into play the strengths of the great national unity bloc, spread the spirit of mutual care in the community; and strive to successfully implement all Resolutions of the Party, National Assembly, and Government for national construction and defence, he noted.
At the congress, on behalf of the Party and State leaders, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc presented the second-class Labour Order to VFF Vice President Nguyen Huu Dung.
On the occasion, 40 individuals were honoured with certificates of merit from the Prime Minister and 136 others received certificates of merit from the VFF Central Committee.
In his speech, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasised that, with the great achievements of recent years, the VFF continued to deserve its role of political alliance, voluntary union and political base of the people’s government; representing and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of the people, serving as the core organisation in the country’s political system; contributing to consolidating and promoting the great national unity bloc, as well as creating a solid foundation and great strength for national stability and development.
The Government leader expressed his belief that after the VFF’s Patriotic Emulation Congress, the spirit of the great national unity bloc will be further promoted; and patriotic emulation movements will continue to be strongin society and become an important driving force to help the entire Party and people to successfully carry out the task of national construction and development.