Former Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem received the 40-year Party membership insignia while current Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh was granted the 45-year badge. The 55-year insignias were awarded to former Deputy PM Ngo Xuan Loc and former Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Vo Viet Thanh, while nine other Party members received the 30-year badge. At the ceremony, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted the contributions of senior Party members, praising Nguyen for his role in building the Ho Chi Minh Trail and Pham Gia Khiem for his major contributions to Vietnam’s external relations. He also urged the Party members of the Government Office to follow the example of the senior members honoured at this time and make hard efforts to fulfil their duties. On behalf of the 14 honoured Party members, Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh promised to continue following the bright example of President Ho Chi Minh and perform all the duties assigned to a Party member.