Hanoi hosts National Congress of Vietnam Youth Union

The 10th National Congress of the Youth Union was officially opened at the My Dinh National Convention Center in Hanoi on December 12.

Attending the meeting were Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam; Nong Duc Manh, former General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam; Truong Tan Sang, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; Tran Duc Luong, former President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister; and Nguyen Sinh Hung, Chairman of the National Assembly.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong viewing the exhibition on activities of the Youth Union

In all, 999 delegates representing young people from across the country gathered for the 10th National Congress in Hanoi to make important decisions for the union's future.

These are elite from ethnic and religious groups, armed forces, workers, peasants and students, representing more than 7.03 million members of the Youth Union from all parts of the country.
In their political report presented at the meeting, Nguyen Dac Vinh, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union stated that with the care and attention of the leadership of the Party, the State, the Youth Union movement has made great achievements during the period 2007-2012.

Phan Van Mai, Permanent Secretary of the Union Central Committee, said the congress takes place at a time when the country faces many difficulties, requiring everyone involved in the political system to work hard to overcome these challenges.

The Youth Union has focused on the role of young people in economic development, national defense and social security in the last five years and aims to help young people fulfill their aspirations, helping them set up businesses and stable lives.

Speaking at the conference, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong praised the outstanding achievements that Vietnam Youth Union has achieved in recent years. The General Secretary also pointed out the weaknesses and limitations of the Youth Union and put forward to the Congress new solutions for the next term.

An exhibition opened today alongside the congress that showcases about 350 photos and many historic objects.

Source SGGP, Translated by Dan

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