Pham Minh Chinh elected Prime Minister of Vietnam

08:27 | 06/04/2021 Events

The National Assembly (NA) adopted a resolution on the election of Pham Minh Chinh as the Prime Minister for the 2016 – 2021 tenure on April 5 afternoon.

pham minh chinh elected prime minister of vietnam
Newly-elected Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivers the inauguration speech on April 5 afternoon

The resolution won over the support of 462 of the 466 legislators present at the sitting, equivalent to 96.25 percent of the total NA deputies, and took effect immediately after the adoption.

Earlier, legislators elected the new PM by secret ballot.

Pham Minh Chinh, born on December 10, 1958, is a member of the Party Central Committee in the 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, a Politburo member in the 12th and 13th tenures, Secretary of the Party Central Committee in the 12th tenure, Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission and head of the committee’s sub-committee for internal political protection in the 12th tenure, an NA deputy in the 14th tenure, and Chairman of the Vietnam – Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group of the 14th NA.

Newly-elected Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirmed the Government will maintain efforts to build a socialist state ruled by law and of the people, by the people, for the people while taking the oath of office on April 5.

The new leader said he is deeply aware of the important role and position of the Government and its operations in building and developing the nation and in safeguarding its independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity for the goal of wealthy people and a strong, democratic, fair, and civilised nation.

PM Chinh said priority will be given to upholding the respect for the law; strengthening discipline in the State administrative apparatus and society as a whole; effectively mobilising and using all resources for national development; developing strategic infrastructure; and stepping up national digital transformation and developing the digital economy.

He affirmed his determination to safeguard national independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; ensure defence, security, and social order and safety; and create mechanisms and policies to turn strengths in people, culture, and great national unity into drivers of national building and development.

Attention will be paid to developing a comprehensive social welfare system, with a focus on remote, border, and island regions and ethnic minority-inhabited areas, and caring for the material and spiritual lives of all people, the PM added.