Vietnam 13th Party Congress preparatory session starts

By Vo Thanh, Hoang Thuy   January 25, 2021 | 09:17 am GMT+7
Vietnam 13th Party Congress preparatory session starts
Vietnamese Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong (C) and other leaders attend the preparatory session of the 13th Party Congress in Hanoi, January 25, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam begins a preparatory session in Hanoi on Monday for the 13th Party Congress.

The congress will be attended by 1,587 delegates representing 5.1 million Party members from around the country, the largest number at any congress so far.

The preparatory session will go through the meeting agenda and election regulations.

The congress opens on Tuesday and will last nine days, during which it will select the new leadership of the Party, state, government, and National Assembly for the next five years, besides finalizing socio-economic development policies for 2021-25 and orientations for until 2030 with a vision toward 2045.

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