At a session of the 15th National Assembly (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The
15th National Assembly’s first session wrapped up in Hanoi on July
28 after nine days of sitting, three days earlier than schedule.
The legislature decided to
add the issue of COVID-19 prevention and control to the session’s Resolution, creating a legal foundation for the Government and
Prime Minister to more actively and flexibly direct the pandemic fight.
At the meeting, General
Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong
delivered a speech to the legislature, which highlighted orientations to help
the NA continue renewing and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of its
The NA issued 29
Resolutions, including 17 resolutions on organisation and personnel, 11
thematic resolutions, and one general resolution on the first
session. They also considered reports reviewing the implementation of
plans and measures.
The legislature affirmed
that under the leadership of the Politburo and the Party Central Committee’s
Secretariat and the directions of the NA and relevant units, the elections of
deputies to the 15th NA and People’s Councils at all levels for the
2021-2026 tenure have been a success.
Lawmakers decided on the
number of the members of the NA Standing Committee, organisation structure of
the Government and the number of Cabinet members.
They also elected and
approved the appointment of 50 high-ranking State leaders and four Judges of
the Supreme People’s Court.
Under the session’s
Resolution, the NA affirmed that the entire political system, armed forces,
people and business community joined efforts to overcome difficulties and
challenges, curb the COVID-19 pandemic and fulfill socio-economic development
and State budget tasks.
Amid the complicated
developments of the pandemic, the NA asked the Government, PM, ministries,
agencies and localities to actively grasp realities, continue adopting more
drastic and effective measures to control the outbreak, cut the costs of conferences
and domestic and foreign working trips by ministries, agencies and localities
by at least a half, and save this year’s regular spending by additional 10