The NA convenes its 11th and last meeting in Hà Nội today.— VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn
HÀ NỘI (VNS) — The 13th National Assembly (NA) convened its 11th and last meeting in Hà Nội today.
Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, former party general secretaries Lê Khả Phiêu and Nông Đức Mạnh, President Trương Tấn Sang and former President Trần Đức Lương, as well as Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, NA Chairman Nguyễn Sinh Hùng, former NA Chairman Nguyễn Văn An and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyễn Thiện Nhân attended the ceremony, among others.
Over the next 19 scheduled days of work, the legislature will consider and make decisions on important issues, and review the performance of the state, the NA and the government agencies over the past five years, along with lawmaking issues.
Top state leaders such as the president, the prime minister and National Assembly (NA) chairman are scheduled to be elected during the session.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, NA Chairman Nguyễn Sinh Hùng said in the context of complicated regional and international situations, the 11th meeting offered a chance to look back on the past five years, assess the country’s socio-economic, defence, security and diplomatic, besides judicial affairs, and suggest work that needed to be done in 2016 and in the following years.
He said the government, the NA Council for Ethnic Affairs and NA committees and agencies should submit thorough reports to the legislature and intensify coordination to ensure the meeting agenda was followed as scheduled. He said NA deputies should contribute quality ideas to make the meeting a success.
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, on behalf of the government, delivered a speech on a report on supplementary assessment of the implementation of the 2015 socio-economic development plan, a socio-economic development plan for 2016 and a report on socio-economic development plans for the 2016-20 period.
Earlier, party and state leaders and deputies paid tribute to late President Hồ Chí Minh at his mausoleum.—VNS