In the atmosphere of grief and loss, Mr. Pham The Duyet, former Standing Member, Standing Member of the Politburo, former Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, emotionally recounted the memories of his time together. with the former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu.
During the term of the Eighth Party Congress, at that time I was the Standing Politburo, comrade Le Kha Phieu was the General Secretary. At that time, many urgent problems, General Secretary Le Kha Phieu directed the settlement very quickly, promptly, not to last. We at that time proposed the slogan “Today is not for tomorrow”. Comrade General Secretary assumed great responsibilities. That was the time when our country had to overcome the 1997 Asian financial-economic crisis, the country just joined the World Trade Organization (WTO), preparing to sign a Trade Agreement with the United States.
Mr. Pham The Duyet, former Standing Member, Standing Politburo, former Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front.
Former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu always listens to the opinions of the Government, ministries and branches to have enough bases to propose policies and paths. As a result, in a short time, our country has overcome the economic crisis. The country’s economy develops rapidly. The imprint of former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu at this time is very large and one of the most striking imprints of former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu is his determination to rectify the Party. At the VIII Congress, there was a resolution on building and regulating the Party, the Politburo, the Central Committee with the head of General Secretary Le Kha Phieu determined and unanimously to implement this important resolution.
That is the Central Resolution 6 (the second time), a very meaningful, very valuable in principle, on the leading role of the Party, to maintain the Party. How to consolidate, cannot let the dangers that Congress VI, Congress VII pointed out. The reason is called Central Committee 6 (the second time) because the 6th Central Conference can only discuss one thing on economics, so it has to continue meeting for one session, discussing the issue of building and regulating the Party, named Central Committee 6. (2nd).
The resolution is very important, but the most important issue is the direction of implementation. With great determination from the General Secretary, the Central Committee has established the Standing Division of the Central Steering Committee 6 (the second time) to promptly listen, the report gathering opinions reflecting the places where the adjustment is to take place. To cut down the Party, the big cases that the Central Government have to deal with must be brought to the Politburo, the Standing Committee or the Central Committee. This is the time to resolve many cases in the Party, creating a transformation from top to bottom. Even big incidents like disciplining senior leaders also took place this time.
Former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu awarded the prize to the winner of the contest for the creative idea of educational game (December 15, 2013).
At that time, with the leadership of former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu, the Politburo’s critique and self-criticism was conducted very seriously, drastically and frankly. I find those reviews very serious and rational, and everyone is self-aware and can see the problem so that they can recognize their shortcomings in the spirit of constructive and rectifying the party. Thanks to this, each job has created consensus and consensus among the army’s generals, the elderly cadres, the people, and the Party.
In life, former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu is an affectionate, sincere, straightforward, listening person. In particular, former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu was a man with great merit in the army, contributing to the construction and defense of the country. Continue to bring the Party’s renewal path to life, maintain stability, implement very firm international integration … “.