|National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân on December 14 presided over the conclusion of 19th meeting of the 14th National Assembly’s Standing Committee. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The 19th meeting of the 14th National Assembly’s Standing Committee closed on December 14 after three working days.
Addressing the closing ceremony, NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân said that during the meeting, the committee reviewed outcomes of the NA fourth session and discussed preparations for the NA’s next sitting.
The committee also assessed the results of external activities in 2017 and approved a plan for 2018, while sharing ideas on the foreign relations and international cooperation programmes of some NA agencies.
The committee’s members adopted a resolution approving the appointment of ambassadors to various countries in the 2017-20 period, and the Vietnamese ambassador to the United Nations.
A resolution was issued on the establishment of Ninh Cường Town in Trúc Ninh District of northern Nam Định Province, and another on adjustment of Government bond capital plans in the 2012-15 period and 2014-16 period.
The committee also approved amendments to a plan for housing support in 2016-20 to those who served in the country’s revolution.
A report on monitoring the issuance of resolutions and operation of people’s committees of centrally-run municipalities and provinces, and the Government’s proposal on the issuance of support policies for the use of public irrigation services and products were also discussed at the meeting.
The committee gave their approval on a number of important issues, including the provision of additional funding to buy rice for the national reserve.
The top legislator asked NA agencies to coordinate with the NA General Secretary to announce and make public the official conclusions of the NA Standing Committee on issues on the 19th meeting’s agenda, while preparing for the 20th meeting of the committee in January 2018. — VNS