Second Vietnamese Ethnic Minorities Congress promotes solidarity

The second National Congress of Vietnamese Ethnic Minorities 2020 concluded on December in Hanoi after three days of working from December 2. The congress also adopted a document expressing ethnic minorities’ determination to exert efforts to contribute to national development.

At the second national congress of Vietnamese ethnic minority groups. Photo: NDO

The congress was an opportunity for the Party and State to grasp the ethnic minority people’s thought and expectations, thus creating consensus and strong belief in society in the leadership of the Party and State on the threshold of the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

At a press conference following the event, Director of the communications division at the Government’s Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs Hoang Thi Le said the congress from December 2 to 4 reviewed achievements in the implementation of policies for ethnic minorities between 2010 and 2020 so as to learn lessons, continue fine-tuning the policies, and issue orientations, targets, tasks, and solutions for ethnic minority affairs for the next 10 years.

The congress saw the presence of 1,592 delegates who are outstanding representatives of ethnic groups from across Vietnam, she said.

On behalf of the Party, State, and Vietnam Fatherland Front, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who is also head of the Central Emulation and Rewards Council, delivered a key speech and presented the first-class Labour Order to the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs.

Thirty-eight collectives and 58 individuals with excellent performance were honoured with noble rewards from the Party and State, thereby encouraging ethnic minority people to join hands with people nationwide in national development and safeguarding, according to Le.

The congress provided a forum for ethnic minority groups to meet and share experience and to consolidate their trust and consensus under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam. Photo: VGP

Deputy Minister, Vice Chairwoman of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs Hoang Thi Hanh said the congress fulfilled its agenda and was successful.

Opinions raised at the event shared the view that over the last 10 years, under the Party and State’s resolve as well as with all-level authorities and sectors’ drastic moves, the implementation of ethnic minority affairs and related policies has reaped significant and comprehensive outcomes in all aspects.

Delegates held that ethnic minority groups have enjoyed improvement in both material and spiritual lives while local political systems have been consolidated, which are crucial factors for sustainable development in ethnic minority areas and help them engage in the whole country’s integration and development process, Hanh added.

The congress also adopted a document expressing ethnic minorities’ determination to exert efforts to contribute to national development.

The first national ethnic minority congress was held in 2010, attracting nearly 1,700 delegates.

Tu Anh