Group of young National Assembly deputies debuts hinh anh 1First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee Le Quoc Phong (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A group of young National Assembly deputies, aged below 45, made its debut during a ceremony held in Hanoi on November 21.

The group, established in accordance with a resolution issued by the NA Standing Committee on November 9, 2016, is led by First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee Le Quoc Phong.

Speaking at the event, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan wished that the group would actively join the NA’s activities to decide on key country issues, devise laws and monitor legal enforcement.

The 14th NA’s deputies aged below 45 account for 26.5 percent of the total, reflecting young generations’ role in the national development and voters’ trust to them, she said.

On the occasion, she asked the group’s standing board to outline plans for the tenure and each year, hold seminars to discuss legislature’s agenda, particularly those involving young people, as well as work closely with agencies concerned to improve professional skills.

Deputies were also urged to actively join young parliamentarians’ forums in inter-parliamentary mechanisms to which the Vietnamese NA is a member, boost ties with foreign fellows to raise mutual understanding and rally their support to Vietnam’s stance on domestic, regional and global affairs, towards improving the lawmaking body’s stature in international arena.

Phong, for his part, pledged that the group will strive to fulfill assigned tasks, hold seminars to raise young people’s awareness of the NA’s activities, and join bilateral and multilateral mechanisms in the region and the world, contributing to the success of the 14th NA.-VNA