Nguyen Xuan Phuc elected as State President

16:00 | 05/04/2021 Events

The National Assembly (NA) elected Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Politburo member of the 13th tenure and a deputy of the 14th legislature, as State President for the 2016-2021 term on April 5 morning, during the 14th legislature’s 11th sitting.

Nguyen Xuan Phuc was elected as State President during the 14th legislature’s 11th sitting - Photo:VGP

With 468 approval votes or 97.5% of the total NA deputies, the legislature passed a resolution on the election.

The resolution came into force right after it won the approval of the NA.

President Phuc was born on July 20, 1954 in the central province of Quang Nam. He was Politburo member of the 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, member of the Party Central Committee of the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, and NA deputy of the 11th, 13th and 14th tenures.

While taking the oath of office on April 5, newly-elected State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc stated that Vietnam will continue to make new miracles on the foundation of the nation’s glorious tradition, turning the country into a prosperous and strong one.

Declaring his absolute loyalty to the Fatherland, the people and the Constitution, the new President pledged that he will do his best to fulfill his duties while coordinating closely with relevant agencies, and listening to people’s aspirations.

He asserted that in the time to come, Vietnam will face opportunities and challenges at the same time, but he believes that under the leadership of the Party and with the mettle and brainpower of Vietnamese people as well as the strength of the national great unity bloc and support from international friends, Vietnam will overcome all difficulties and successfully fulfil targets set by the 13th National Party Congress.

The President expressed warm sentiments and respect to soldiers and public security officers who are safeguarding peace for the people, and the border and islands of the country.

He also thanked Governments, people and friends around the globe, underlining that “we are always a good friend and trustworthy partner of all of you.”

Theo NDO/VNA