New Prime Minister Takes Oath of Office
16:10 | 05/04/2021
VGP – New Prime Minister of Viet Nam Pham Minh Chinh took oath of office on Monday afternoon, just minutes after the legislators cast secret ballots to elect him to the new role.

Pham Minh Chinh is sworn in as new Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Ha Noi, April 5, 2021. Photo: VGP

Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony, Chinh, aged 63, pledged to stay loyal to the Fatherland, the people and the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, to try his utmost to successfully fulfill the duties assigned to him by the Party, State and people.

He expressed thanks to the National Assembly for electing him Prime Minister of Viet Nam, emphasizing that this is an honor and also a heavy responsibility entrusted to him by the Party, State and people.

Chinh said priority will be given to upholding the respect for the law; strengthening discipline in the State administrative apparatus and society as a whole; effectively mobilizing and using all resources for national development; developing strategic infrastructure; and stepping up national digital transformation and developing the digital economy.

He affirmed his determination to safeguard national independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; ensure defense, security, and social order and safety; and create mechanisms and policies to turn strengths in people, culture, and great national unity into drivers of national building and development.

Attention will be paid to developing a comprehensive social welfare system, with a focus on remote, border, and island regions and ethnic minority-inhabited areas, and caring for the material and spiritual lives of all people, the PM added./.

By Huong Giang

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