Lê Khả Phiêu

former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (1931-2020)

Lê Khả Phiêu (27 December 19317 August 2020) was a Vietnamese politician who served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam from December 1997 to April 2001. He also served as Head of the General Political Department of the Vietnam People's Army.

Lê Khả Phiêu

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  • The third world war is unlikely to erupt in the next few decades. Peace, cooperation and development is a major trend reflecting the keen desire of many countries. However, local wars, armed conflicts, racial and religious clashes, arms race, activities of interference and subversion, terrorism and socio-economic crises will possibly occur in many places in an even more complicated manner.
  • New progress will be attained in the struggle for peace and development, against war, the arms race and the use of force, serving the interests of national independence, democracy, welfare, and social progress and justice.
  • We reaffirm that there remain four dangers facing the nation that the Party has already warned of. They have developed in a complex, interconnected and mutually-influenced manner. None of them can be ignored but particular attention should be paid to the danger of lagging further behind in economic development and the danger of corruption, bureaucracy, and moral degradation of not a small number of Party cadres and members.
  • We cannot build an independent and self-governing national economy without our own industrial base of manufacturing essential means of production and materials.
  • The economy's efficiency, quality and competitiveness are low; corruption, wastefulness, bureaucracy and many social vices have not been pushed back, and the dominant rights of the people in many places are severely violated. There have appeared potential dangers of social and political instability.

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