The Presidential Office on December 9 hosted a press conference in Hanoi to announce the orders of the President to promulgate the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the National Assembly’s Resolution stipulating the implementation of a number of the Constitution’s points.

On behalf of the President, Vice Chairman of the Office Giang Son announced the Orders, No. 18/2013/L-CTN and No. 19/2013/L-CTN, on the promulgation of the Constitution and the NA’s resolution respectively.

The Constitution, which was revised on the basis of the 1992 document, was adopted at the freshly-ended sixth session of the 13th National Assembly with nearly 98 percent of votes.

Speaking at the event, Phan Trung Ly, Chairman of the NA’s Law Committee, announced the basic contents of the amended Constitution, saying that the document was thoroughly and strictly prepared.

The Constitution is the result of the hard work and enthusiastic discussions of all lawmakers, based on crucial input from people from all walks of life, NA deputies, experts and scientists. It reflects the intelligence, will and aspiration of the greatest majority of people and presented the will of the Party and heart of the people and the unanimity of the whole political system, Ly added.

The revised Constitution is divided into 11 chapters with 120 articles (one chapter and 27 articles fewer than the previous version) and will come into force from January 1, 2014.

Along with the Constitution, the NA also issued a resolution to stipulate a number of points on the implementation of the Constitution. In order to ensure that the Constitution is abided by and strictly executed in all aspects of social life, the Resolution defined the responsibility of State agencies at all levels and concerned agencies in implementing the Constitution as well as propagating the content of the document.

Answering reporters’ questions related to the Constitution, Ly said relevant agencies have made plans to build additional draft laws to meet the demand of enforcing the Constitution.

A number of questions on related issues were also addressed at the press conference.-VNA