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Ha Noi voters concerned over East Sea issues

Update: June, 29/2013 - 08:50
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong meets voters in Ha Noi yesterday after the fifth session of 13th National Assembly.—VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung

HA NOI (VNS)— Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday declared that the Party, National Assembly and Government always pay close attention to settling issues in the East Sea.

Trong made the statement after being questioned by Ha Noi voters concerned by the situation.

The Party leader said that the issues were integral to the country's sovereignty and peace and stability in the region, maritime security and free navigation, concerning many countries, so it was essential to solve these in a calm and sound way.

The sea strategy and the Law on the Sea of Viet Nam had been approved along with the establishment of the Steering Committee on the East Sea, he said, adding that the country always stressed its stance on settling the East Sea issues through peaceful methods, based on international law.

Voters Tran Viet Hoan and Luong Quan Ngoc of Ba Dinh District asked Trong about the progress made towards the goal of turning Viet Nam into a modern and industrial nation by the year 2020.

Trong emphasised that the country had made progress to a new development status, with three key areas of focus: human resources, infrastructure systems and institutions.

The country was mobilising resources to implement restructuring of the economy, control inflation and stabilise the macro-economy and ensure sustainable development, he said.

He also affirmed that the Central Committee's resolution on Party building continued being implemented to reinforce the strength of the Party.

Voters voiced their appreciation for the results of the National Assembly session which ended last week. They were particularly happy with the vote of confidence held for key positions of power.

Yesterday, Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung met with the voters in Thach Ha Commune of central Ha Tinh Province.

He was asked in detail about draft amendments to the Land Law, which is likely to affect the many of them who are farmers.

According to the voters, relevant agencies should soon issue guidance for the people who have had their agricultural land revoked to help them find other jobs, settle outstanding complaints and petitions.

Hung agreed with these suggestions and requested the voters to keep on contributing their opinions about the draft amendments. — VNS


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