National Assembly’s fourth session closes

The fourth session of the 12th National Assembly closed Saturday in Hanoi after 26-day sitting. 

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong addresses the closing session

Addressing the closing session, NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong called for continued reform and improvement of the supervision work of NA agencies, urging NA delegations and deputies to make further progress in this work.

Chairman Trong asked the NA Standing Committee, NA Council of Ethnic Minorities and NA committees to coordinate closely with relevant agencies to implement the resolution on law and ordinance making program in 2009, overcoming the shortcomings in 2008.

Earlier, NA deputies passed four resolutions, including one on a pilot plan on terminating the people’s councils of districts, precincts and wards, and another on law and ordinance making program in 2009 and supplement to the law and ordinance making program of the 12th legislature (2007-2011). The two other resolutions are on the NA’s overseeing program in 2009, and on question and answer activities at the fourth session of the 12th National Assembly.

The resolution on Q & A activities said the NA requires cabinet members who had given answers at the Q & A session to take concrete measures to effectively carry out the work they had promised, and report to the NA about results of the handling of the matters questioned by the NA deputies and concluded by the NA Chairman.

The resolution assigns the NA Standing Committee, during the period between the fourth and fifth sessions of the NA, to select and hold question-and-answer session on a number of issues which were not answered directly at the session because of limited time.

Sources: SGGP, VNA

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