Hanoi (VNA) – The 11th Party Congress of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) for the 2020-2025 tenure opened in Hanoi on September 28. Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, who is the Secretary of the Central Military Commission, attended and delivered a speech at the event which has drawn 450 delegates representing over 26,000 Party members in the VPA. The congress was also attended by Politburo members including Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Party Central Committee members; along with a number of former Party, State and NA leaders. Opening the congress, General Ngo Xuan Lich, Politubro member, Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Defence Minister, said that all tasks and goals set in the resolution of the 10th VPA Party Congress have been completed or overfulfilled. The Party organization of the VPA has maintained its purity and strength while upholding its leadership over all … [Read more...] about 11th Party Congress of Vietnam People’s Army opens
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