|President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man
Man, who is also Secretary of the Party Central Committee, made the remark in an interview with the Vietnam News Agency ahead of the 9th National VFF Congress in Hanoi from September 18 to 20.
He stressed that the great national unity is a strategic policy of Vietnam’s revolution and also a huge driving force for national development and defence.
During the 2014-2019 tenure, the VFF has exerted efforts to pool the strength of the whole nation to carry out socio-economic development tasks, ensure defence – security and build a strong political system. It has worked to promote social supervision and feedback and help with the Party and administration building, while playing an active part in the people-to-people diplomacy and uniting overseas Vietnamese.
The official went on to say that the VFF-initiated campaigns and emulation movements have strongly inspired people of all strata with the enthusiasm for emulation, working, creation and participation in economic development, settlement of social problems, building of new-style countryside and civilised urban areas, and poverty reduction.
Additionally, the VFF has performed well its role in representing and protecting people’s rights and legitimate interests, along with enhancing the fight against corruption and wastefulness, he noted.
The official said for 2019-2024, the VFF will focus its tasks on further uniting Vietnamese people both at home and abroad, along with consolidating and bringing into play the great national unity bloc.
It will continue encouraging people to emulate in working and creation, thereby helping to achieve economic, cultural and social targets, firmly safeguard defence – security, and weather all difficulties and challenges.
Another important task is to push ahead with promoting democracy; representing and protecting people’s rights and legitimate interests; participating in social supervision and feedback, and corruption and wastefulness combat; taking part in the building of an incorruptible and strong Party and State; and creating favourable conditions for the people to exercise their right to mastership.
Man noted VFF committees at all levels will also step up people-to-people diplomatic activities and reinforce the Vietnamese people’s solidarity and friendship with others around the world, thus helping to expand the Party and State’s external relations and raise Vietnam’s stature in the international arena.
The committees will also boost their apparatus consolidation and operational reforms to increase their efficiency so as to meet requirements in the new period, the VFF leader added.