National Assembly deputies from previous terms have left a tremendous example for future tenures to follow, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said at a meeting with more than 100 former NA deputies in Ha Noi yesterday.
|NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung meets with more than 100 former NA deputies in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phuong Hoa|
Since the first legislature in 1946, there have been a total of 5,976 NA deputies, Hung said, emphasising that each NA deputy was proud to represent the people's wills and aspirations in making decisions on important national matters.
Encouraged by national unity and the nation's will, the deputies had performed their tasks well, he said.
At the meeting, the top legislator paid tribute to the NA deputies from the first to the sixth tenures who sacrificed their lives for national construction and defence.
Since the sixth tenure (1976-1981) that marked a united Viet Nam after the wartime, the NA has worked to better serve the public for a wealthy people, a strong nation and an equal and civilised society.
Stressing the significance of the first General Election Day (January 6, 1946), NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said decisions made by the first legislature laid the foundations for the operation of the NA in the following years.
The NA Chairman also attributed the success of the first general elections to the strength of national unity.
He called on future NA deputies to carry forward the achievements recorded by their predecessors and elevate the role and position played by the legislature.
Representatives of former NA deputies noted with pleasure the Party's fine leadership over the years.
They voiced their hope that the NA would continue to overhaul legislative activities, fulfill the target of completing the legal system by 2020 and further raise the role and position of the highest State body, deserving the confidence of the people.
Former Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh was also at the meeting yesterday. Representatives of former NA deputies from across the country will join the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the first General Election Day in Ha Noi today.