The event saw the presence of leaders from the Party, State, National Assembly, Government, and the Central Emulation and Rewards Council, and over 2,000 delegates.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, in his remarks at the event, highlighted the significance of the event, saying that Vietnam’s position and prestige are results of the emulation movements.

He stressed that the emulation movements need to set practical and specific objectives, adding attention should be paid to evaluating, rewarding, promptly discovering, fostering and replicating outstanding examples.

Incumbent and former Party and State leaders attend the congress' opening ceremony.

The leader also underlined Vietnam’s success in the fight against COVID-19, saying that amid difficulties posed by the pandemic, its economy still maintains positive growth, while the disease is basically kept under control, and social security guaranteed.

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Deputy Chairwoman of the Central Emulation and Rewards Council, said the patriotic emulation movements and commendation work have recorded innovations, creativity and efficiency over the last five years, importantly contributing to the national defense and construction.

Emulation movements across the fields launched by the Prime Minister have become the core of the national emulation movement, and been responded by all levels, sectors, localities and the people.

The commendation work has ensured accuracy, timeliness, publicity, transparency, towards small collectives and individuals in remote and isolated areas, she added.

On the occasion, outstanding collectives and individuals in emulation movements in the 2016-2020 were honored for their achievements and great contributions to the society’s development.

Source: VNA