Vietnamese Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and his French counterpart Florence Parly signed a joint vision statement on defence cooperation for 2018-2028 at their talks in Paris on September 17 as part of the former’s ongoing visit to France.
As of November 2nd, all 63 provincial and city Party Committees across the country completed their Congresses for the 2015-2020 tenure. Sixty one cadres were elected during the Congresses or appointed by the Politburo as Secretaries for the new term while the position for Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city Party Secretaries were set to be selected by the Politburo after the 12th National Party Congress.
On October 26th, the Khanh Hoa provincial People’s Council (tenure 2011-2016) organized an unusual meeting to vote on stopping Mr. Nguyen Chien Thang’s holding office as Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee and approve his retirement.
As of March 29th, 63 of 68 centrally-run Party Committees completed their Congresses for the 2015-2020 tenure, including 59 provincial and city Party Committees; the Central Military Party Committee; the Central Public Security Party Committee; the Party Committee of Central Agencies Bloc; and the Party Committee of Central Enterprises Bloc.
On October 27th, a representative of the Consular Department under Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) answered reporters' questions on information on the situation of Vietnamese people in the earthquake that shook in parts of South Asia on October 26th.
The 15th Bac Lieu provincial Party Congress for the 2015-2020 tenure opened on October 28th with the presence of Le Thanh Hai, Politburo member.
On October 27th, the 10th Binh Duong provincial Party Congress for the 2015-2020 tenure closed. Earlier, the Congress elected 52-member Party Executive Committee.
On October 26th, the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, together with the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) and the Government Inspectorate held a talk on contributing ideas to the draft documents for the 12th National Party Congress, with a focus on how to promote democracy in fighting corruption and in carrying out social supervision and feedback.
The 19th Thai Nguyen provincial Party Congress for the 2015 - 2020 tenure will open on October 27th.
The 15th Thua Thien – Hue provincial Party Congress took place from October 22nd-24th with an aim to build the province into an environmentally friendly urban area of heritages, culture, ecology and attractive scenery.
The 6th Ba Ria – Vung Tau provincial Party Congress took place on October 22nd with the attendance of Ngo Van Du, Politburo member, Party Central Committee (PCC) Secretary and Head of the PCC Commission on Inspection.
The 16th Quang Binh provincial Party Congress on October 22nd elected 52 members required for the Party Executive Committee for the 2015-2020 tenure.
The 10th Tien Giang provincial Party Congress opened on October 20th to assess the achievements over the past 5 years and analyse the weaknesses and work out the solutions and targets for the next 5 years.
The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee on October 21st organised a meeting in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau to collect young workers’ feedback to the draft documents for submission to the 12th National Party Congress.
The sixth Ba Ria - Vung Tau provincial Party Committee Congress for the tenure 2015-2020 will take place from October 21st to 23rd, reported the provincial Party Committee Commission for Popularization and Education on October 19th.
On October 15th, the Tay Ninh provincial Party Executive Committee selected 15 members to the Standing Board for the 2015-2020 tenure. Mr. Tran Luu Quang continued to be elected as Secretary of the provincial Party Committee.
The three-day Bac Kan provincial Party Committee Congress, for the 2015-2020 tenure, closed on October 17th.