The sixth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA), slated to open on October 22, is expected to be a historic meeting with several important issues on the agenda.
According to NA General Secretary and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc, the Government will be required to report for the first time the outcomes of three years implementing NA resolutions on socio-economic development, economic restructuring, national finance and mid-term public investment with a view to removing bottlenecks to fulfill set target for the 2016-2020 period.
“This content is necessary for outlining suitable policies in the context of complicated and unforeseeable changes of the trade war,” he said.
In particular, the session will elect a new President in the first days to replace President Tran Dai Quang who passed away on September 21. At its recent 8th plenum, the Party Central Committee reached consensus to nominate Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong for the presidency, and the NA will vote on the nomination.
The NA will also consider and approve the removal of Truong Minh Tuan from the post of Minister of Information and Communications, and approve the appointment of the new minister.
Another item on the NA’s working agenda that attracts great interest is the vote of confidence on officials holding positions elected or approved by the NA. The vote will also be held during the first days of the session, before question-and-answer sessions.
It is noteworthy that the NA is expected to ratify the Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and relevant documents at this session. This is an important pact which will greatly influence the country’s politics, economy, society and diplomacy, Phuc said.
Law making is always a major task at NA’s sittings. At this session, the NA deputies are expected to adopt nine bills and one resolution.
Fifteen plenary meetings of the session are set to be broadcast live on radio and television.VNA