Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) looks back at the ten most prominent events of Vietnam in 2018. 1. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong elected State President Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong takes an oath at the swearing-in ceremony on October 23 (Photo: VNA) On October 23, at the sixth session of the 14th National Assembly, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong was elected President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for the 2016-2021 tenure with the support of 476 out of 477 legislators. Earlier, the eighth plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee had agreed to nominate the Party leader for the National Assembly to vote as the President. 2. All 12 socio-economic targets fulfilled The Ford car assembly factory in Hai Duong province (Photo: VNA) Vietnam accomplished or surpassed all 12 socio-economic targets set by the National Assembly. The gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate reached 7.08 percent, trade surplus hit a record of more than 6.89 billion USD, and the amount of disbursed foreign investment surpassed 19 billion USD, the highest level to date. Meanwhile, 132,000 new businesses were established. The country welcomed nearly 15.6… Read full this story
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