Vietnam, Laos share experience in parliamentary activities

Monday, 2021-12-06 20:14:02
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The seminar to share experience in parliamentary activities between Vietnam and Laos. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue and his Lao counterpart Saysomphone Phomvihane co-chaired a seminar in Hanoi on December 6 to share experience in legislation, supervision and deciding on the country’s important issues.

Speaking at the event, Hue said during the past tenure, the two legislatures held eight thematic seminars, four of them were co-chaired by the top legislators. This event would focus discussions on experience in holding question & answer (Q&A) sessions at the NA’s meetings and decide on national projects significant to socio-economic development, he said.

Saysomphone suggested lawmakers offer straightforward opinions to help the two legislatures fulfil tasks in the new period.

Asked about Q&A activities in the NA’s sessions, Hue said in the mid-year meetings, the PM often assigns the permanent Deputy PM to present reports and answer questions. While in the year-end meetings, the PM will take the floor. The Vietnamese NA usually spends two and a half days on questioning government members.

After collecting opinions from NA delegations, agencies, voters and the public, the NA Secretary General will hold meetings with leaders of NA organs to discuss and choose topics for Q&A sessions, which will be submitted to the NA Standing Committee for consideration. Later, the NA Secretary General will consult with lawmakers to choose four topics under the management of four ministers. Heads of sectors will be responsible for answering at sessions, he said.

The top Lao legislator wished that both sides would continue working closely together to share expertise in the near future.

Hue affirmed that the Vietnamese NA is ready to share experience with the Lao counterpart to better perform tasks assigned by the people.