Permanent member of the National Assembly’s Committee for External Relations Dinh Cong Sy (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Permanent member of the National
Assembly’s Committee for External Relations Dinh Cong Sy, who is also Vice
Chairman of the NA’s Young Parliamentarians Group, has said Vietnam attaches
importance to promoting youth development.
Speaking at the virtual Forum of Young Parliamentarians, as
part of the 142nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, on May 17, Sy said last
year, the Vietnamese NA adopted the revised Youth Law stipulating rights and
interests of young people, State policies and management in the field.
Vietnam always encourages young deputies to join the NA’s
activities, he said.
Notably in 2015, the NA Standing Committee issued a Resolution
on the establishment of Young Parliamentarians’ Group, which now comprises 131
young lawmakers aged below 45, accounting for 26 percent of the total 14th NA
Young Vietnamese lawmakers engaged in discussions in analysing
policy impacts on youths, joined the NA’s delegations overseeing the
implementation of policies affecting youths. Their feedback was also absorbed
into the State laws and policies.
They also actively joined external activities at
international and regional young parliamentarians’ organisations. Last year,
the Vietnamese NA initiated holding the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly
(AIPA)’s first meeting of young parliamentarians, which was seen as an
important milestone in the AIPA’s development.
Sy said Vietnam is moving closer to the elections of
deputies to the 15th NA and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021-2025
tenure scheduled for May 23.
In accordance with the 2013 Constitution and relevant laws
such as the 2015 Law on Election of Deputies to the NA and People’s Councils,
citizens aged 18 and above have the right to vote and those aged 21 have the
right to seek seats at the legislature and People’s Councils.
Among 867 candidates for 15th NA, 224 age below 40, or 25.81
percent, Sy said./.