State President Nguyen Minh Triet has emphasised the need for deputies to the National Assembly to play a stronger role in strengthening the Party and Government as top priority in the immediate future.

Triet made the point during his meeting with the Executive Committee of the Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front in the city on March 15 to consult them on the municipal NA delegation’s performance as elections for the legislative body’s next term approach.

The State President recognised contributions made by the municipal parliamentary delegation as positive and significant, especially to crucial national issues.

Members of Parliament (MPs) in HCM City, who are large in number and high in quality, should increase contact with voters, deliberate contact reforms and push ahead the process of solving voters’ petitions and complaints with accuracy, Triet said.

At the meeting, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Chairman, Huynh Dam, emphasised preparations for the elections to the National Assembly, 13th tenure, as an important task.

Preparations should focus on the quality of each and every deputy and NA agencies in an effort to improve the top legislative body’s performance, said the leader of the nation’s largest social organisation.

The head of the HCM City NA delegation, Pham Phuong Thao, reported that the 23-strong municipal delegation had conducted 28 supervisions and joined the Council of Ethnic Minorities and other agencies of the National Assembly in 36 supervisions. The municipal lawmakers also held 420 meetings with voters and solved almost 56 percent of petitions and complaints received in the outgoing term./.