Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong becomes new President


Deputies of the 14th National Assembly on October 23 elected Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, as the State President for the 2016-2021 tenure during their on-going sixth session in Hanoi.


Right after the result of the vote, conducted in the morning the same day, was announced in the afternoon, the new President had a swearing-in ceremony at the NA hall, vowing to stay absolutely loyal to the nation, people and the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and to exert every effort to complete all missions assigned by the Party, State and people.


Speaking after the ceremony, he said that the new position is both a great honour and a heavy responsibility, and pledged to work hard to fulfill the promises he had made.


Noting that although Vietnam has reaped great achievements but is still facing many challenges, including the unpredictable developments in the world situation and the heavy workload inside the country, especially the preparations for the 13th Party Congress, he expressed his hope for broad support from leaders and former leaders of the Party, State, the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF), NA deputies, voters and people, as well as coordination from the NA, Government and VFF agencies, socio-political organisations, judicial bodies, and localities.


On behalf of the Party, State, NA, Government and the VFF, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, and President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man presented flowers to the new President.-VNA