The National Assembly Standing Committee continued its 31 st session in Hanoi on September 30 by looking at changes to the draft Law on the Organisation of the Government, the first update in 12 years.

A number of premises in the document were found to be out of date, including the legal status, functions and tasks of the Government and the Prime Minister.

The amendments will provide a means to implement the revised Constitution and ensure the smooth operations of the State and the Government.

Almost all the suggested changes highlighted the need to define the organisational structure and operations of Vietnam’s highest executive body.

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung proposed the clarification of the role of the Government, its responsibilities to protect and enforce the Constitution, and its relationship with the President.-VNA