NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the closing ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The fourth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee concluded in Hanoi on October 18 after six days of working.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said the meeting took place in two phrases from October 3-6 and October 17-18 with agenda completed.

In the first phrase, the committee discussed the preparation for the second session of the 14th legislature, as well as some draft laws and reports for NA submission.

In the second phrase, the committee gave feedback on the Government’s reports on the socio-economic development plans and State budget estimates in 2016 and 2017, the five-year financial scheme and the mid-term public investment plan in 2016-2020, goals and orientations to mobilise and use loans, and manage public debts in 2016-2020.

The committee’s members also talked about a draft law on amendments and supplements to laws on business and investment, and a draft NA resolution on pilot grant of e-visas for foreign visitors to Vietnam.

The top legislator stated that the NA Standing Committee approved the Prime Minister’s proposal to appoint new Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos for the 2016-2020 tenure, and the establishment of a group of female parliamentarians.

The committee suggested the Government further improve the draft law on amendments and supplements to laws on business and investment as it fails to fully follow the Law on Promulgation of Legal Documents.

Most deputies also agreed on the necessity of promulgating a resolution on the granting of e-visas for foreigners as a way to promote tourism, investment climate and international cooperation.-VNA