Vietnam will continue to implement economic reforms with the goal of becoming an industrialized nation by 2020, the country’s Communist Party chief said Thursday.
“Our country will … implement new free trade agreements, and integrate in the international community at a deeper level than in the past,” Nguyen Phu Trong said as the 12th national congress in Hanoi got under way.
The 71-year-old, pro-Chinese party chief was expected to be elected to another term during the congress, a party source said.
“We need to renew our model of economic growth, restructure our economy, strengthen industrialization and modernization, and develop into a knowledge economy,” Trong said.
The eight-day national congress, which is held every five years and is attended this year by 1,500 party delegates, will outline the next socio-economic plan and elect a new Central Committee.
The committee will in turn select the top four officials in the single-party state. Read More