Politburo member and head of Organisation Committee of Vietnam Communist Party Pham Minh Chinh speaks at an anniversary in Hanoi, Vietnam January 13, 2021. [Photo/Agencies]

HANOI – The 14th National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam on Monday afternoon elected Pham Minh Chinh as the country’s new prime minister.

A resolution was adopted by the top legislature with an approval rate of 96.25 percent to elect Chinh as the new prime minister of the country at the ongoing 11th session of the 14th NA, Vietnam News Agency reported.