A group of young National Assembly deputies has been established under a resolution of the NA Standing Committee, bringing together deputies under 45 years old on a voluntary basis with the aim of creating a platform for them to exchange ideas and share experiences.

The resolution was announced at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 27.

The move also aims to help build young deputies’ capacity and improve access to information related to elected deputies’ activities, relevant policies and national socio-economic development.

The group is also expected to boost cooperation through its interaction with international organisations and parliaments in issues of youth interest, ultimately strengthening its participation in NA activities.

The group has a Standing Committee headed by Chairman Nguyen Dac Vinh, who is also First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s Central Committee and President of the Vietnam Youth Federation (VYF), and four Vice Chairmen, Dinh Cong Sy, Pham Tat Thang, Nguyen Huu Duc and Dinh Thi Phuong Lan.

Addressing the ceremony, Vice NA Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong highlighted the key role of youth in political activities to strengthen democracy and foster global social improvement.

The role of youth in parliament and elective agency activities has become increasingly significant and practical, fostering their presence in legislation, supervision and decisions on the nation’s most pressing issues, Phong said.

The NA has seen an increase in the percentage of young candidates and elected deputies over the past tenures, the legislator said, and added that it is a strong demonstration of the trust of Vietnamese voters in the creative and proactive young generation.

She also urged the group to accelerate their operations and effectively join the young parliamentarians forum at the 132nd Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132), which will open in Hanoi on March 28.-VNA