The 13th National Assembly (NA) convened its 11th meeting – the last one – in Hanoi on March 21.
|An overview of the meeting (Source: VNA)|
Attending the opening ceremony were Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, former Party General Secretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, President Truong Tan Sang, former President Tran Duc Luong, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, former NA Chairman Nguyen Van An, and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, among others.
In scheduled 19 days of work, the legislature will consider and make decisions on important issues, and review the performance of State, NA and Government agencies over the past five years, along with lawmaking issues.
Leading State positions, including the President, Prime Minister and National Assembly (NA) Chairman, are scheduled to be elected during the session as well.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said that in the context of complicated regional and international situations, the 11th meeting offers a chance to look back on the past five years, assess the country’s socio-economic, defence, security, diplomatic and judicial affairs, and put forward works that need to be done in 2016 and in the following years.
He asked the Government, the NA Council for Ethnic Affairs, NA Committees and agencies to submit thorough reports to the legislature, intensify coordination to ensure the meeting agenda takes place as scheduled. He also requested that NA deputies contribute quality ideas to make the meeting a success.
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, on behalf of the Government, delivered a speech on a report on supplementary assessments 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 2016-2020.
Earlier, Party and State leaders and deputies paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum.-VNA