|Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the meeting. (Photo: VNA)
The meeting also saw the attendance of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, among others.
The delegates contributed opinions on the draft operation plan of the sub-committee and relevant proposals.
The 13th National Party Congress is scheduled for January 2021, the year marking the 35th anniversary of the Doi Moi (Reform) cause and the 10-year implementation of the 2011-2020 socio-economic development strategy, towards the 100th anniversary of the CPV (2030) and the 100th National Day (2045).
In order to prepare for the congress, the eighth plenum of the 12th CPV Central Committee decided to establish five sub-committees, including the sub-committee on documents led by the Party chief.
The sub-committee is responsible for preparing a report on the 10-year implementation of the Platform on National Construction in the Transition Period toward Socialism, and the Political Report for submission to the 13th National Party Congress.
In his remarks, Party General Secretary and President Trong said reform is necessary, but that it must work in tandem with set principles and the target of a strong, democratic, equal, and civilised country with wealthy people, firmly stepping towards socialism.
Democracy should be promoted at the maximum level, in order to create a high-level consensus among the Party and the public, he noted.
The congress’ topic must reflect the Party’s vision and strategic mindset, major targets, basic orientations, and political resolve of the entire Party, people, and army, the leader said.
He called for efforts from the sub-committee’s members and permanent members to ensure that draft documents are sent to all-level Party congresses for feedback by 2020.
The leader also emphasised the need to ensure the effectiveness of fact-finding trips to localities and agencies to serve the building of the Political Report and the report on the 10-year implementation of the Platform.
The sub-committee’s members agreed that the Political Report should chart major orientations, guidelines, targets, and measures for the implementation; while pointing out strong points, limitations, and root causes; as well as providing lessons and future solutions.