Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for joint efforts by ministries and localities to help people fully understand the must to abide by law.

At a ceremony in Hanoi on November 6 in response to the Vietnam Law Day (November 9), he highlighted the role and supreme power of the Constitution and law in the national reform.

In the resolution issued at the 11th National Congress and the political programme, the Party affirmed the need to build the state of the rule of law of the people, for the people and by the people, with the support of a complete legal system, said the Deputy PM.

The Vietnam Law Day, which coincides with the date of issuing the first Constitution of Vietnam in 1946, was initiated in 2012, aiming to honour the country’s Constitution and law, while raising people’s awareness of the supreme power of law in society, he said.

This year’s day is themed “All people actively study and implement the Constitution and law for a prosperous people, a strong country with democracy, equality and civilisation”.

On the occasion, the Ministry of Justice and the Coordinating Council for Legal Dissemination and Education launched a writing contest on Vietnam’s Constitution.

According to Justice Minister Ha Hung Cuong, the contest will run in one year, with an award ceremony scheduled for November 9, 2015.-VNA