Prominent among the participants were Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
Delivering a speech at the ceremony, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong underscored the role of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, which he said has promoted patriotism and the great strength of the great national unity bloc and contributed to the victorious Vietnamese revolutions.
On behalf of Party and State leaders, the Party chief congratulated the VFF on the development, and hailed its significant contributions to the cause of national renewal, construction and defense.
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong delivers a speech at the ceremony.
In the time ahead, Mr. Trong asked the VFF to continue building and consolidating the solidarity bloc, unite people from all strata, ensure a highest consistency in thought and action, persistently pursue the goal of national independence and socialism, and build a more prosperous and civilized country in which the people enjoy an affluent and happy life.
The VFF needs to deeply grasp the guiding viewpoint: Revolution is a cause of the people, by the people, for the people, and it is the people who make great historical victories, he said.
According to him, the national solidarity is the strategic policy which has vital significance, determines the success or failure of a revolution, and it is a lodestar for the revolutionary strategy of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
Delegates at the ceremony.
In the new era, the leader urged the VFF to strengthen cooperation with its organizations and authorities at all levels to effectively carry out emulation movements and campaigns, such as “All people unite to build new style rural areas, civilized urban areas”, “Buy Vietnamese products”, among others.
It is necessary for the VFF to enhance its role in chairing consultations and coordinating with all-level authorities and member organizations, as well as in supervision and social criticism, in line with the 2013 Constitution and relevant laws, he emphasized.
Mr. Trong also underscored the importance to continue contributing opinions on guidelines and policies of the Party and all-level Party Committees and authorities, especially those regarding the livelihoods, legal rights, and interests of the people.
The VFF’s chapters at all levels and its member organizations need to continue revamping their operational methods to improve the quality of patriotic emulation movements, attracting the widespread participation of the public.
President Nguyen Phu Trong requested the VFF to mobilize the people to actively participate in building the Party and administration, and combat "peaceful evolution" schemes and activities of hostile forces and resolutely fight against wrong, reactionary views and political opportunists who want to divide and destroy the great unity bloc of the whole nation.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presents the Ho Chi Minh Order to the VFF.
At the meeting, on behalf of the Party and the State, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who is also Chairman of the Central Emulation and Rewards Council, presented the Ho Chi Minh Order to the VFF in recognition of its achievements and contributions to the revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation.