The Presidium presiding over the congress is comprised of 17 members, including 16 members of the Political Bureau plus Trần Thanh Mẫn, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (Photo: VNA)
Trần Quốc Vượng, permanent member of the Party’s Secretariat, delivers a speech, announcing the reasons and introducing delegates and guests of the Congress. (Photo: VNA)
In his opening speech, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc says officials and people pin their hopes on decisions to be endorsed by the congress to help Vietnam weather the storm and foster rapid and sustainable development
Presenting the political report, Party General Secretary and State President Nguyễn Phú Trọng outlines that the past five years have seen the entire Party, the army, and citizens unite in order to overcome numerous difficulties and record plenty of important milestones (Photo: VNA).
Delegates attend the congress
Heroic Vietnamese mothers have been invited to attend the congress. (Photo: VNA)
Among participants are former Party and State leaders as well as revolutionary veterans(Photo: VNA)
They salute as the national anthem is played at the National Convention Centre in the capital city (Photo: VNA)