General Secretary Trong recalled great contributions of the late leaders to the revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation, and expressed his deep gratitude to the predecessors, who helped lay the foundation for the country.
He wished relatives of the late General Secretaries a new year of good health, happiness and success, and encouraged them to carry forward their family traditions to contribute more to the nation.
Le Duan, real name Le Van Nhuan, was born on April 7, 1907 in Bich La village, Trieu Dong commune, the central province of Quang Tri’s Trieu Phong district. He was the Party’s First Secretary and then the Party General Secretary from 1960 to 1986.
His leadership helped the Party successfully guide the people to carry out revolutionary missions in both the North and South of the country, contributing to the country’s victory in the resistance war against the US in 1975, as well as national construction and defence after that.
Truong Chinh, real name Dang Xuan Khu, was born on February 9, 1907 in Hanh Thien village, Xuan Hong commune, Xuan Truong district of the northern province of Nam Dinh.
He served as Party General Secretary three times and a Politburo member for more than 20 years.
It was him who realised the need for and initiated the Doi Moi (Renewal) process.
The late Party leader is also known as an outstanding political theorist, journalist, cultural researcher and poet, with many works on Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh Thought, as well as the Party’s view on cultural issues, which laid the theoretical foundation for the building of a new Vietnamese culture.