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Nguyen Xuan Phuc elected as State President for 2021-2026

by NDO/VNA26 July 2021 Last updated at 14:00 PM

VTV.vn - Nguyen Xuan Phuc was elected as State President of Vietnam for the 2021-2026 tenure on July 26 during the first session of the 15th National Assembly in Hanoi.

A resolution on the election was adopted with all 483 deputies present, or 96.79% of total lawmakers, voting “yes”. The document takes effect right after it was approved by the legislature.

67-year-old Phuc, a native of the central province of Quang Nam, is Politburo member of the 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, member of the Party Central Committee of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th tenures, and NA deputy of the 11th, 13th, 14th and 15th tenures.


NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue presents flowers to newly-elected President Nguyen Xuan Phuc. (Photo: NDO)

NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue presents flowers to newly-elected President Nguyen Xuan Phuc. (Photo: NDO)

He served as Prime Minister during the 13th and 14th tenures of the legislature, and State President for 2016-2021 (from April 2021).

Newly-elected State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc pledged to work harder to preserve and carry forward the strength of the great national unity bloc in any circumstances while taking the oath of office.

The leader promised to be absolutely loyal to the Fatherland, the people and the Constitution, and do his best to fulfill tasks assigned by the Party, State and the people. President Phuc said he will listen to opinions and wishes of people of all social strata, including intellectuals at home and abroad, push ahead with judicial reform and the building of a rule-of-law socialist State, increase resources for national defence and security and promote the building of a strong People’s Army and People’s Public Security force to ensure a peaceful life for people, and stand ready to firmly safeguard peace, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.

He also pledged to work together with the National Assembly, the Government and the entire political system to keep a close watch on the implementation of visions, guidelines and strategies on comprehensive national development, ensuring that no one is left behind, especially in disadvantaged, remote, border and island localities.

Mentioning difficulties and challenges during the 2016-2021 tenure, notably the pandemic’s severe impacts on human health and the global economy, Phuc stressed the significance of the trust of people and international friends in the country’s political resolve and regime.

The great national unity bloc and the determination of the Government and people will help Vietnam sail through the fourth wave of pandemic outbreaks, and make new development milestones, he said.

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