General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the festival of great national unity in Thuong Dien cultural village.
The event was meant to celebrate the 87th anniversary of the Traditional Day of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) (November 18).
Together with the local residents, the Party chief reviewed the glorious tradition of the VFF since its establishment, lauding its great role in gathering patriotic forces, classes, ethnic groups, religions and people from all walks of life in the fight against invaders and the process of national construction and defence.
He praised the VFF for initiating the event to uphold the spirit of solidarity among the public.
The leader expressed his wish that the entire Party, people and army would stand united under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and follow the direction of the government to build a prosperous, democratic, equitable and civilised country.
Tran Van Pha, Secretary of the Party Committee and head of the Front Committee of Thuong Dien village said that the average income per capita in the locality reaches VND36 million (US$1,600) per year, up 9.1 percent from 2016. The rate of poor households under a multi-dimension standard was reduced to 2.9 per cent last year.
On the occasion, the Party chief presented gifts to six poor households in the village.
Earlier, he offered incense and planted a tree at a temple dedicated to the cultural celebrity Nguyen Binh Khiem in Ly Hoc commune, Vinh Bao district.