The election of Vietnam’s new national leadership signals the start of a new five-year government that will likely see the country continue on a path of economic success and increasing international leadership.
Nguyen Xuan Phuc
Vietnam’s next leader will struggle to measure up to the legacy of outgoing President Nguyen Phu Trong, as the current general secretary of the Communist Party has spearheaded unprecedented anti-corruption campaigns.
On the 75th anniversary of Vietnam’s independence, the country’s leaders, foreign officials and experts have spoken highly of the nation’s achievements and its regional and global contributions since 1945.
The Vietnamese Prime Minister has set national targets for renewable energy. It is a sign the Vietnamese government is ready to end Vietnam’s reliance on coal.
Nguyen Xuan Phuc will be the first Southeast Asian leader to visit Trump’s White House in a three-day visit beginning May 31. He is there for economics while Trump needs a strategic friend.
Foreign firms are committing numerous breaches of environmental regulations but the Vietnamese government is doing very little to bring those responsible to justice. The country needs to find a way of balancing economic growth with environmental preservation.