|NA Vice Chair are Phung Quoc Hien (left) and General Đỗ Bá Tỵ (right). — Photo VNA|
HÀ NỘI (VNS) — The National Assembly Standing Committee submitted to the NA a list of candidates for the positions of NA Vice Chair and member of the NA Standing Committee for the 13th tenure during a plenary session yesterday.
The candidates for the position of NA Vice Chair are Phung Quoc Hien, Party Central Committee member, incumbent member of the NA Standing Committee and Chairman of the NA Finance-Budget Committee; and General Đỗ Bá Tỵ, Party Central Committee member, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Minister of National Defence.
In addition, seven candidates were named for election to the NA Standing Committee. NA deputies then discussed the list of candidates.
Later, President Trần Đại Quang submitted to the NA a proposal for approval of a diplomatic note on an agreement between Việt Nam and the US regarding visa issuance.
NA Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng said the NA agreed to allow the issuance of one-year visas for US citizens. Based on the report and deputies’ opinions, the NA Standing Committee will prepare a resolution on approving the diplomatic note in line with the Constitution and laws.
Deputy Hoàng Thanh Tùng of Sóc Trăng Province voiced his support for the agreement, saying that it matches the growing ties between the two countries.
The NA was scheduled to elect the NA Vice Chairman and a number of NA Standing Committee members in the afternoon via secret ballots. — VNS