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Public citizens can observe NA meetings

Update: June, 05/2017 - 18:20
A tour guide from National Assembly help a group of war veterans visiting the NA Building. — Photo coutesy of National Assembly Office
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Public citizens will soon have chance to access National Assembly meetings, said Nguyễn Hạnh Phúc, Chairman of National Assembly Office.

“The NA Office is preparing facilities so that normal citizens can observe activities of National Assembly deputies at the year-end NA session or next year,” he told Pháp Luật Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh (HCM City Law) newspaper.

Hoàng Minh Hiếu, head of Information Department of the National Assembly Office, said a plan to receive guests had been set up since the head office of Việt Nam NA put into operation in October 2014.

Many people have visited the NA Office over the past two years, Hiếu said, however, none of the visits were while the NA was in session.

He said that only some groups of visitors have been allowed to observe NA meetings.

According to Phúc, the public has accessed the NA through different channels of information.

The number of NA session live broadcasts has increased substantially, not only at the opening ceremony or closing ceremony but also at Q&A sessions as well as issues of common concern to voters, he said.

“Public citizens and voters have the right to observe, closely watching activities of NA or NA deputies,” he said, adding that it might be impossible to occur at the old NA building.

The NA Office was accomplishing a regulation for visiting and observing the NA, he said. Once it was finished, every citizen could register for this purpose.

Under the draft regulation, all visits to NA Building will be held on weekdays.

When the NA is not in session, the NA headquarters is open to foot traffic.

Anyone who wants to observe NA meetings should have a letter of recommendation from a NA deputy or submit an official letter with the Information Department of the NA Office. — VNS

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