Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong met constituents in Ba Dinh and Tay Ho districts in Hanoi on May 9 ahead of the upcoming 13 th National Assembly’s ninth session.

Offering constructive ideas to the ninth session’s agenda, including the draft Law on Government Organisation, constituents called for adding specific regulations on the rights and responsibility of the government in the fight against corruption.

They encouraged more transparent asset declaration by State officials and efficient talent recruitment for State bodies.

Attendees hailed a personnel plan from the recently-concluded 11th session of the Party Central Committee (11 th tenure) that covers criteria for Party Central Committee candidates for the next tenure.

They also asked for reform in personnel recruitment and incentives to attract competent and moral employees to State units, saying they are a major factor in moving the country forward.

Responding to their concerns, the Party chief said personnel recruitment is a significant and root task of the Party with candidates carefully screened as regulated in the plan.

He concurred that public disclosure of assets owned by State officials is a strong preventive measure against corruption.

The leader said it is crucial to improve the performance of People’s Councils charged with monitoring and deciding on key issues in their controlled areas to reform local governance models.

Constituents also expressed their hope for additional support to the private business sector, considering the recent decline in agro-forestry-fisheries exports in contrast to the current oversupply domestically.

Amid complicated developments in the East Sea, they said the State should offer more assistance to fishermen and ensure welfare to those serving the nation.

The Party chief also answered questions about the construction of the Long Thanh international airport in Dong Nai province, bilateral ties with China, the foreign policy of self-reliance and maintaining peace and stability.-VNA