NA Standing Committee’s 19th meeting concludes hinh anh 1NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan addresses the closing ceremony of the 14th National Assembly’s Standing Committee's 19th meeting (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The 19th meeting of the 14th National Assembly’s Standing Committee closed on December 14 after three working days.

Addressing the closing ceremony, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said that during the meeting, the committee reviewed outcomes of the NA fourth session and discussed preparation for the NA’s next sitting.

The Committee also assessed the results of external activities in 2017 and approved a plan for 2018, while giving ideas on foreign relations and international cooperation programmes of some NA agencies.

The committee’s members adopted a resolution approving the appointment of ambassadors to various countries in the 2017-2020 period, and the Vietnamese ambassador at the United Nations.

A resolution was issued on the formation of Ninh Cuong town in Truc Ninh district of northern Nam Dinh province, and another on adjustment of Government bond capital plans in the 2012-2015 period and 2014-2016 period.

The committee also approved amendments to a plan for housing support in 2016-2020 to those who rendered services for the country’s revolution.

A report on monitoring the issuance of resolutions and operation of People’s Councils of centrally-run cities and provinces, and the Government’s proposal on issuance of support policies for the use of public irrigation services and products were discussed at the meeting.

The committee gave their approval on a number of important issues, including the provision of additional funding to buy rice for national reserve.

The top legislator asked NA agencies to coordinate with the NA General Secretary to make public the official conclusions of the NA Standing Committee on issues in the 19th meeting’s agenda, while preparing for the 20th meeting of the committee in January 2018.-VNA