The 12th Party Congress will be held in Hanoi from 20-28 January, 2016 with the participation of over 1,500 delegates representing more than 4.5 million members of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Last week on 7 January, the Vietnam Communist Party’s Security Committee for the 12th National Congress and the Ministry of Public Security held a dress rehearsal of security arrangements for the 12th National Congress at the
National Stadium in My Dinh.

The rehearsal was attended by senior party and state officials, representatives of various ministries, members of the diplomatic corps and 5,000 soldiers and workers.

The rehearsal included arrangements to protect official cars and transit routes to the congress.

To see more photos of the dress rehearsal, click onto Vietnam Net Bridge or download Thayer Background Brief Vietnam Security for the 12th National Party Congress.

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