National Assembly takes centre stage

July 21, 2011 | 15:00
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The first session of the 13th National Assembly kicked-off today, laying a firm foundation for Vietnam’s development.

National Assembly chairman Nguyen Phu Trong said the country’s leadership team was “the most important task at this session”, which came after the successful accomplishment of the 11th National Party Congress and the elections of deputies to the 13th National Assembly and people's councils at all levels for 2011-2016, and the country’s continued acceleration of its doi moi policy.

The 14.5 day session, which will be wrapped up on August 5, 2011, will earmark 11 days working on state agencies’ organisation and personnel, including electing the chairperson and vice chairpersons of the National Assembly, its Standing Committee members, Council of Ethnic Minorities and National Assembly committees.

The session will also select the state president and vice president, the prime minister, the chief judge of the Supreme People’s Court, and the head of the Supreme People’s Procuracy.

The session will also decide on the government’s organisational structure and approve the nominations of deputy prime ministers, ministers and other government members.

“The session will mark a significant milestone in the country’s socio-economic development, as the new leadership team will importantly decide on how the development will be continued, given the new situations of the country and the world,” Trong said.

The National Assembly would also discuss reports on the national socio-economic development and finance and tax related problems in 2011 to support enterprises and individuals.

In particular, the implementation of the government’s Resolution 11 of February 24, 2011 on key measures to curb inflation, stabilise the macroeconomy and ensure social welfare will be focused on.

The session will also consider and approve a resolution on a programme to build laws and ordinances in 2012, a resolution to amend and supplement Vietnam’s 1992 Constitution and to establish a committee in charge of researching the constitution amendment.

By Thanh Tung

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