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To Lam elected President, pledging to work towards centennial goal of being a developed nation

HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) - Vietnam’s National Assembly on Wednesday morning elected To Lam, 67, to become the President of Vietnam for the 2021-26 term, during its ongoing 7th plenary session of the 15th-tenure.
NA Secretary General Bui Van Cuong presented the draft resolution of the NA to elect To Lam, member of the Politburo and Minister of Public Security and deputy to the 15th NA, as President.

The newly elected President To Lam took the oath of office at the ceremony in Hà Nội on Wednesday.

With 472 out of 473 deputies present in favour, the NA adopted the resolution to elect him as head of State.
During the swearing-in ceremony, newly elected President To Lam took the oath: “Under the sacred red flag with a golden star of the Fatherland, before the National Assembly and the entire electorate of the nation, I – President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam – solemnly swear: To remain absolutely loyal to the Fatherland, the people, and the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and to strive and make every effort to fulfil the duties entrusted by the Party, the State and the people.”
National Assembly Chairman Tran Thanh Man affirmed that the National Assembly acknowledges President To Lam’s oath.
In his inaugural address, the new President said he is deeply aware of the great responsibility before the Party, the State, and the people, and he pledged to seriously and fully perform the duties and powers of the President as defined by the Constitution; actively fulfil the country’s internal, external, defence and security tasks; and, together with the entire Party, people, military and organisations in the political system, promote the highest spirit of “self-reliance, self-confidence, self-strength, self-resilience, and national pride.”
The President is committed to “striving to successfully implement all Party policies and guidelines, starting with the Resolution of the 13th National Congress of the Party, aiming to achieve the country’s centennial goals under the Party’s leadership, and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, to turn our country into a developed, high-income nation oriented towards socialism.”
The President stated that, based on the steadfast, innovative application and development of Marxism-Leninism, Ho Chi Minh’s thoughts and the Party’s reforms policy; with national independence, sovereignty, unity, territorial integrity and national and ethnic interests as the top priorities; and with the happiness and well-being of the people as the foremost concern, he would closely coordinate with relevant agencies to effectively implement the task of building and perfecting the legal system; build a socialist law-governed State of the people, by the people and for the people during the new phase.​He will work to create a modern, efficient, advanced and developed national governance system; a professional, legal and modern administrative and judicial system; sign international treaties on behalf of the State; focus on building, consolidating and promoting the strength of the great national unity bloc in conjunction with achieving social progress and justice, improving the quality of life and happiness of the people; and lead and organise the implementation of practical and effective patriotic emulation movements linked to studying and following Ho Chi Minh’s thoughts, morality, and style.


(Latest Update May 23, 2024)

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