The 9th conference of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee opened in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on January 8.
|Tran Quoc Vuong, Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, addresses the 9th conference of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee on January 8 (Photo: VNA)
Speaking at the event, Tran Quoc Vuong, Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, hailed the contributions made by the VFF throughout 2018, saying that they helped consolidate and promote national solidarity for the country’s development.
The VFF should play a key role in mobilising people from all walks of life to effectively carry out socio-economic development tasks, conduct social supervision and criticism, fight corruption, and successfully organise the VFF national congress, he underlined.
Meanwhile, President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man announced that a wide range of contents will be discussed at the conference, including the upcoming 9th national congress of the VFF for the 2019-2024 period.
Participants should present initiatives to promote the role and responsibilities of the VFF in the coming time during group discussions, he said.
As 2019 is set to be a busy year when Vietnam faces both opportunities and challenges to realise its targets, the VFF must work to strengthen the national solidarity bloc, Man added.
At the conference, delegates gave their opinions on several documents, comprising a report on the VFF’s work in 2018 and the coordination programme in 2019, as well as proposals related to the preparations for the 9th national congress of the VFF.
The conference will continue its agenda on January 9.VNA