The seventh session of the XIIIth National Assembly (NA) began on May 20 in Hanoi and is expected to last until June 24.
According to the session’s agenda, the NA will spend 21 days examining and passing 11 laws and adopting three resolutions and commenting for the first time 16 draft laws, and earmark two and a half days for question-and-answer sessions.
Opening ceremony of the 7th session of the XIIIth National Assembly
on May 20__Photo: Nguyen Dan/VNA
The to-be-adopted resolutions are on the 2015 law- and ordinance-making program; votes of confidence for holders of positions elected or approved by the NA or People’s Councils.
The laws expected to be passed by the NA are those concerning environmental protection, public investment, bankruptcy, marriage and family, and construction, to name a few.
In his opening speech, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said the session took place in the context that the region and the world saw complicated developments, economic recovery was not sustainable and the macro-economy was not really stable, requiring the Government to take synchronous measures to control inflation, recover growth, ensure social security, fight corruption and rationally use resources.
On the first day of the session, the NA heard reports on socio-economic development situation in 2013 and opinions and petitions of voters and people.
These reports also mentioned the East Sea issue, affirming Vietnam’s determination to protect its sovereignty in the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf while ensuring a peaceful and stable environment for national development and maintaining the traditional friendship between the peoples of Vietnam and China.-