NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue speaks at the working session (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The 14th-tenure National
Assembly (NA) has performed its duties well in all aspects, including
parliamentary diplomacy, helping to raise Vietnam’s stature in the
international arena and contributing to the country's development, NA Chairman Vuong
Dinh Hue said on April 29.
At a working session with the NA’s Committee for External Relations,
the top legislator noted aside from assisting the parliament in making laws, conducting
supervision, and issuing decisions on important issues, the committee has coordinated
the NA’s relations with other countries’ parliaments and international and
regional inter-parliamentary organisations under the direction of the NA
Standing Committee and the NA chairperson.
He said the committee has done a good job of advising the NA
and its Standing Committee about external parliamentary relations, actively
taken part in international and regional parliamentary forums, and coordinated
well with diplomatic activities of the Party, the Government, and the people.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it helped the NA successfully
chair the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary
Assembly (AIPA 41) via videoconference last year.
Chairman of the NA's Committee for External Relations Vu Hai Ha speaks at the session. (Photo: VNA)
In the time ahead, he requested, the committee needs to make
an action plan to push ahead with reforming and improving its performance, thus
helping to continue bringing into play the pioneering role of diplomacy in
creating and maintaining a peaceful and stable environment, mobilising external
resources for national development, and promoting Vietnam’s position and
prestige in line with the viewpoint on and major orientations for diplomacy
stated in the documents of the 13th National Party Congress.
It should identify the focal and strategic issues, as well
as the key targets in bilateral and multilateral activities with the ultimate
goal of working to guarantee the legitimate interests of the State,
enterprises, and the people, Hue said, demanding attention to economic
diplomacy that centres on the people and businesses./.