15th National Assembly convenes first session

The 15th National Assembly convened its first session in Hanoi on July 20 morning. The special event, which was broadcast live, draw the participation of highest-ranking officials and 499 newly elected deputies.

During the session slated to last until the end of this month, the legislative body will elect and approve leadership positions of State agencies, and mull over reports on socio-economic development and other major issues.

In his opening remarks, Chairman of the 14th NA Vuong Dinh Hue highlighted the elections of deputies to the 15th NA and all-level People’s Councils for 2021-2026.

He stressed that the success of the first session of the 15th National Assembly will create an important premise and momentum for legislative activities in the tenure.

In his key speech at the session, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong asked the legislature to speed up the issuance and improve the quality of legal documents, soon build a legal system to meet demand in reality, and build and supplement laws in key areas that make breakthroughs in socio-economic development.

The National Assembly needs to continue renewing and further improving operation quality and efficiency to meet the country’s requirements and political tasks in the new period, the Party leader said.

He added that to such end, it is necessary to fully understand the role, position and responsibility of the legislature in the nation’s political system led by the Communist Party of Vietnam, as well as promptly institutionalise the Party’s policies and guidelines to meet demand in reality and public expectations./.