A voter in Hai Phong casts his ballots to elect deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) and People's Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026 tenure (Photo: VNA)
e-newspaper Rusvesna (Russia
Spring) on May 26 ran an article highlighting
the role played by the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) in promoting
international economic integration and comprehensive strategic partnership with
The article also underlined Vietnam’s elections of deputies to the 15th
National Assembly (NA) and People's Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026
tenure on May 23, affirming that the general election was a success.
During the last five years, Vietnam signed three agreements on establishing
multilateral free trade areas with partners, namely the
Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), and
Regional Comprehensive Partnership Agreement (RCEP).
Meanwhile, two bilateral free trade agreements between Vietnam and the UK
(UKVFTA) and between ASEAN and Hong Kong (AHKFTA) were also signed during the
All these agreements have positive impacts on Vietnam's economic integration, bringing
benefits to the country as most of Vietnam's industries are geared towards exports,
the article stressed.
The 15th NA, together with the Party and Government of Vietnam, will continue to
perform the tasks set by the 13th NA, especially realising the goal of turning the
country into a developed economy by the mid-21st century, it said.
Regarding Vietnam-Russia relations, the article said meetings of
representatives of the Russian and Vietnamese legislative bodies at various
levels take place annually. Notably, then Vietnamese NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi
Kim Ngan and Chairman of the State Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin signed an
agreement on establishment of a high-level inter-parliamentary commission in Hanoi in late 2018.
The Vietnamese NA has made many important contributions to promoting
cooperation with Russia, it noted.
The article showed a belief that coordination between the two legislatures will
be further strengthened, and their direct dialogues through the high-level inter-parliamentary commission will be resumed after the COVID-19 pandemic is