At the workshop (Source: VOV)
Hanoi (VNA) – Theoretical lessons on the formation and development of Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) from 1946 to present were reviewed at a seminar in Hanoi on December 8, as part of activities celebrating the 70th anniversary of the first general NA election (January 6, 1946 - 2016).

With the themes “Looking Back on 70 years of Formation and Development at the NA of Vietnam" and “Promoting the Role of the NA in the Process of Turning Vietnam into a Modern Industrialised Country”, the event also discussed opportunities and challenges facing the NA in the coming period.

In his opening speech, Vice NA Chairman Uong Chu Luu recalled the first general NA election 70 years ago, which marked the first time the Vietnamese people elected their own official representative agency.

Over its seven decades of development, the NA has proved itself as the embodiment of the nation’s great unity, contributing to the struggles for national liberation, unification, construction and development.

Luu highlighted the significance of the seminar, saying that it offers scientists and managers a venue to discuss and evaluate achievements and contributions made by the NA to national construction and defence.

During the event, participants also analysed challenges facing the legislature in the context of the enforcement of the 2013 Constitution and the country’s increasing integration, thus putting forward orientations and measures to fine-tune the NA’s organisation and operation in its next tenures.

Associate Professor Bui Xuan Duc from the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee stressed the need to strengthen democracy in all NA activities, including elections.

National Assembly Office Chairman Nguyen Hanh Phuc said t he NA needs to continue its renovation to ensure effective implementation of the 2013 Constitution, relevant laws and the legal system, helping the country become a modern industrialised nation.

Delegates also analysed valuable experience in the organisation and operation of the NA as a basis for implementing its functions in legislation, supervision and decisions on the country’s crucial issues.-VNA