Vietnam Communist Party approves president’s resignation, says state media

By Thomson Reuters Mar 20, 2024 | 5:12 AM

HANOI (Reuters) – The Vietnamese Communist Party on Wednesday accepted the resignation of President Vo Van Thuong “on a personal matter”, state media reported, in a sign of political turmoil that could hurt foreign investors’ confidence in the country.

The Central Party Committee, a top decision-making body in Communist Party-ruled Vietnam, approved Thuong’s resignation just about a year after his election.

(Reporting by Phuong Nguyen; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor)