NA Standing Committee concludes 29th meeting hinh anh 1NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (centre) addresses the NA Standing Committee's session on December 11 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly Standing Committee wrapped up its 29th session on December 11, completing all items on the working agenda of the two-day meeting.  

The committee gave opinions on the outcomes of the NA’s sixth plenum and preparations for the seventh, and discussed amendments to the programme on building laws and ordinances in 2019 and the purchase of additional rice for national reserve as well as the provision of more money to buy animal medicine for stocking.

They also evaluated the outcomes of the implementation of the committee’s external relations and international cooperation in 2018, while deciding the programme for the activities in 2019, along with the committee’s working plan for 2019.

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan asked the NA General Secretary to note all opinions of the committee’s members in order to finalise the report on the outcomes of the NA’s 6th plenary session. She also required the General Secretary to complete the draft agenda of the NA’s 7th session and send it to relevant agencies and NA deputies for feedback.

She added that the committee is scheduled to vote on the draft ordinance on the adjustments and supplements to some articles of ordinances related to planning on December 29.  

Prior to the conclusion of the meeting, the committee discussed whether it is necessary to promulgate a decree on exhibition activities. Members of the committee reached consensus on the need for a decree to regulate such activities as there is yet any law or ordinance in this field.

Also in the afternoon of December 11, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh presented to the NA Standing Committee the Government’s draft decree on benefits for officials working at Vietnamese offices abroad, which received approval from the committee’s members.

The 30th meeting of the NA Standing Committee is slated to take place from January 10-12, 2019.-VNA