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Deputy foreign minister expelled from Party

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Party Central Committee’s Secretariat has stripped To Anh Dung, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, of all his Party posts for his violations of Party rules and Vietnam’s laws regarding the arrangement of Covid repatriation flights.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong chaired a meeting today, September 27, to announce disciplinary measures against Deputy Foreign Minister Dung and Nguyen Quang Linh, an assistant to Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, for their violations related to repatriation flights.

Dung was prosecuted and detained in April this year by Ministry of Public Security (MPS) investigators on alleged charges of taking bribes in connection with the arrangement of the repatriation flights.

As for Nguyen Quang Linh, the Secretariat also removed him from all his Party posts.

Linh was found to have abused his power and violated the Party rules and Vietnam’s laws in arranging Covid repatriation flights. He also violated regulations on what Party members must not do.

The shortcomings and violations of these two have caused serious consequences, sparked public concerns, and negatively affected the prestige of the Party.

Investigators at the Ministry of Public Security detained Linh on alleged charges of taking bribes shortly after the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee took disciplinary action by expelling him from the Party.

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