Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung clarified a number of political, social and economic issues while meeting with voters in An Lao district, the northern port city of Hai Phong on December 13.

The constituents were informed of the outcomes of the eighth session of the 13th National Assembly which wrapped up in late November after more than one month of working with a heavy agenda on a number of important matters.

The nation has gained comprehensive achievements in all realms despite socio-economic difficulties, natural disasters and diseases, thanks to the leadership of the Party and joint efforts of the whole political system, people, and army, the PM said.

Apart from maintaining macroeconomic stability, curbing inflation, ensuring social and political order and safety, and safeguarding the national sacred sovereignty, the country has promoted external activities to raise the position of Vietnam in the world, he further said.

In 2015, the Government will continue to improve the business climate, reform administrative formalities, and strive to raise the gross domestic production (GDP) growth to 6.2 percent from the current 5.9 percent, the PM said.

Break-through strategies will focus on perfecting the legal and institutional systems; investing in infrastructure modernisation; and enhancing high-quality human resources training, he revealed.

The Government will work harder to ensure social equality by improving social welfare policies, developing education and healthcare services, and bringing new facelift for rural areas.

Touching on safeguarding the national sea and island sovereignty, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said cooperation and struggle are two-sided in the international relations to ensure peace, stability, development, prosperity and legitimate interest of each country.

Regarding the outlets for farm produce, the Prime Minister said the Government has sought all necessary measures to expand markets for aquatic and agricultural products, via the recently-signed free trade agreements as well as those under negotiations.

In the coming time, new similar pacts with low or zero percent tariff is expected to bring numerous opportunities to domestic exporters of seafood and farm produce.

Businesses, scientists and farmers need to work harder to ensure the quality of the products and competitive prices, he concluded.-VNA