National Assembly to push forward with reform

by VNA25 July 2016 Last updated at 09:55 AM

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan meets with local and international press in Hanoi (photo: VOV)
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan meets with local and international press in Hanoi (photo: VOV) - National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has said the NA will continue with strong reforms in both organisation and operation to make its activities more effective and fruitful.

At the meeting with the local and international press on July 23 in Hanoi on the operation of the 14th NA tenure, Ngan said the NA will focus on revising the law building process in order to improve the quality and feasibility of laws. 
The NA will also enhance the quality of supervision activities through intensifying supervision of selected issues, changing the methods of supervision and paying more attention to post-supervision developments. 
The working processes and procedures at the NA sessions will be reformed as well towards increasing the role of the Council for Ethnic Minorities, NA agencies and the NA Standing Committee’s agencies in the discussion and evaluation of draft laws. NA deputies will be required to take part more actively in debates during sessions 
The NA Chairwoman also emphasized that NA deputies should spend more time to meet not only their constituents but also voters in general, instead of periodic meetings just before and after each NA session. 
Regarding key missions of the 14th legislature, she said, the NA will continue institutionalising stipulations of the 2013 Constitution and the 12th Party Congress’ Resolution into laws with consistent quality, meeting requirements of the country’s Doi Moi (Renewal) cause as well as deeper international integration. 
The NA will also revise existing laws and issue new laws on human rights, especially rights in the fields of politics, economy, civil, culture, social security in line with the 2013 Constitution and the United Nations conventions in which Vietnam is a member. 
The NA will also perfect the system of economic laws to create a consistent legal foundation compatible with principles of the market economy and Vietnam’s international commitments. 
Concerning public debt, Chairwoman Ngan said the NA is strictly supervising public debt to ensure it is within the safe limits. 
Answering questions relating to the country’s sovereignty over seas and islands, Ngan stressed the NA will pursue the policy of settling disputes in the East Sea via peaceful measures based on international law, with a view to turning the waters into a sea of peace, stability, friendship, and development, in the interests of all countries in the region and for common security of the region and the world.

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