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Vietnam congress to map out path to high-income status by 2045

PM Phuc says party must address shortcomings for nation to realize aspirations

Nearly 1,600 delegates gather in the National Convention Center in Hanoi for the opening ceremony of the Communist Party of Vietnam's twice-a-decade National Congress on Jan. 26.   © Reuters

HANOI -- The Communist Party of Vietnam on Tuesday officially kicked off its twice-a-decade National Congress by highlighting a big agenda item -- goals it intends to set that will point the lower-middle-income country toward reaching its ambition of gaining developed nation status by 2045.

Nearly 1,600 delegates gathered in the National Convention Center, located in the capital, for the opening ceremony.

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