An overview of NA's 11th session (Photo: VNA)
on the performance of the 14th National Assembly (NA), the State
President, and the Government in the 2016-2021 tenure were respectively
delivered by NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Party General Secretary and
State President Nguyen Phu Trong, and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the legislature’s
11th session that opened on March 24.
Presenting the draft report
on the performance of the 14th NA, which was elected on May 22,
2016, in the past tenure, Chairwoman Ngan said during the tenure, the NA has
stepped up and improved the quality of law making activities, creating a
uniform legal foundation for the country’s fast and sustainable development,
the safeguarding of national independence, sovereignty, and security, and
integration into the world.
The parliament has intensified
supervision while continually reforming the method of supervision and focusing n
pressing issues, she said, noting that the NA has considered and made many important
decisions that had great impacts on the country’s socio-economic life, the
development of mountainous and ethnic minority areas, national defence –
security, and foreign relations.
External activities of the NA
have also been carried out effectively, which has considerably contributed to
the Party and State’s diplomatic achievements and helped maintain a peaceful
and stable environment for national construction, defence, and development and
raise Vietnam’s stature in the international arena.
In the report on the State
President’s performance in the 2016-2021 tenure, Party General Secretary and
State President Trong highlighted that the President has paid special attention
to leading and steering Party building work and the building of a pure and
strong political system.
Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the session (Photo: VNA)
He stressed the determination
and persistence in the fight against corruption, wastefulness and negative
phenomena, which has been carried out in a drastic and effective manner since
the tenure’s beginning.
The State President’s work
throughout the tenure, together with the entire Party, people, and army, has greatly
helped bring into play the patriotic tradition and the great national unity;
build a clean and strong Party and political system; comprehensively and
uniformly push ahead with the Doi moi (Renewal) process; strengthen the defence
- security capacity to firmly safeguard the country’s independence,
sovereignty, unity, territorial integrity, and sea and island sovereignty; and
foster external relations and international integration in an increasingly
extensive and intensive manner, thus promoting Vietnam’s standing in the region
and the world, according to the leader.
Proposing orientations and
tasks for the time ahead, he emphasised that the State President will keep
exerting efforts to better perform the tasks regulated by the Constitution and
laws, as well as the duties assigned by the Politburo and the Party Central
Delivering a report on the Government’s performance in the 2016-2021, Prime
Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that one of the outstanding features of the
leadership and management work of the Government during the tenure is that the
Government and the Prime Minister have focused on directing sectors and
all-level authorities to actively conduct reforms and take drastic actions,
strictly follow the Party’s leadership and the National Assembly’s supervision,
and fully perform tasks and exercise authority in line with the Constitution and
The Government has carried
out strategic breakthroughs, especially those in completing the
socialist-oriented market economic institutions, while making efforts to deal
with difficulties through a lot of measures, including investing in increasing the
quality of human resources, generating jobs for nearly 8 million labourers and
putting people at the centre of innovation.
Prime Minister Phuc also
summed up the tenure’s achievements in five main harmonious points.
Firstly, it is the harmony
between opening the door to the world, reforming and boosting socio-economic
development with consolidating and improving the leadership and prestige of the
Party, the supervision of the National Assembly, and the cooperation of the
Fatherland Front and social organisations. In other words, it is the harmony
between stability and renewal, between following market rules and ensuring the
socialist orientations, and in the relations among the State, the market and
Secondly, this is the harmony
between rapid economic development and ensuring social progress and protecting
Third is the harmony between
internal and external strengths, between the domestic and the foreign-invested
sectors, between domestic and foreign trade, and between building an
independent and self-reliant economy with opening the door and integrating into
the world economy. The PM noted that the domestic economic sector holds a
decisive role, and the FDI sector is an important part of the Vietnamese
Fourth is the harmony between
short-term priorities and long-term goals. Along with short-term priorities
such as growth, employment and inflation, long-term targets such as completing
institutions, developing human resources and stepping up sustainable poverty
reduction and socio-cultural development have received due attention.
Fifthly, Phuc said, this is
the harmony in balancing national financial resources, budget balance, public
debt, current account balance, international payment balance and foreign
exchange reserves, in ensuring human resources and in other macro balances./.