베트남 집권 공산당은 18일, 부패 척결과 경제 개혁, 당 지도부 개편 계획 속에 제10차 전당 대회를 개막했습니다.

일주일 동안 계속될 이번 전당대회에서 올해 72살의 쩐 득 르엉 국가주석과 68살의 판 반 카이 총리는 은퇴를 발표할 것으로 예상되고 있고, 당 서기장의 미래 또한 불투명한 상황입니다.

5년 마다 열리는 당 전당대회에 참석한 베트남 대표들은 경제 성장을 촉진하고 베트남을 국제 경제에 통합시키는 계획들을 논의할 예정입니다.

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Vietnam's ruling Communist Party opened its congress today (Tuesday) with plans to tackle corruption, chart economic reforms and reshape the party's leadership.

72-year-old President Tran Duc Luong and 68-year-old Prime Minister Phan Van Khai are expected to announce their retirement. The future of the party's general secretary (Nong Duc Manh) is also in question.

Delegates are to discuss plans for boosting economic growth and integrating Vietnam into the global economy. A government corruption scandal, however, could overshadow optimistic forecasts for Southeast Asia's fastest growing economy.

Vietnam's transport minister resigned recently after ministry officials were accused of embezzling millions of dollars in state funds.

The general secretary today (Tuesday) blamed party members for the problems and said corruption is a threat to the very survival of the government.