Foreign leaders congratulate new top legislator

Leaders of the parliaments of Laos, China and Japan on March 31 sent congratulatory letters to newly-elected Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) and the National Election Council (NEC) Vuong Dinh Hue.
April 01, 2021 | 09:27
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Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue delivers a speech after taking the oath of office on March 31. Photo: VNA

In his letter, Chairman of the Lao NA Saysomphone Phomvihane expressed his belief that with his capability and rich working experience, Hue will lead the NA, the highest organ of State power of Vietnam, to successfully perform its important legislative right and contribute to the cause of national defence and construction, raising Vietnam’s role and position at regional and international forums, Nhan dan (People) newspaper reported.

I hope that the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and peoples of Laos and Vietnam in general, and between the two legislative bodies in particular, will be further deepened and continuously reap fruitful results,” the Lao NA leader wrote.

Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China Li Zhanshu said in his message that he stands ready to work with the new Vietnamese NA Chairman to make the implementation of the common political perception obtained by senior leaders of the two Parties and two countries as the orientation to bolster exchange and cooperation between the two legislative bodies and promote the China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership.

New Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue. Photo: VGP

The same day, President of the House of Councillors of Japan Santo Akiko and Speaker of the House of Representatives Oshima Tadamori also cabled messages of congratulations to the newly-elected NA Chairman of Vietnam.

Hue, who is Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, was elected as Chairman of the NA and the NEC at the 11th sitting of the 14th legislature on March 31 morning, winning approval votes of all 473 deputies present at the sitting, or 98.54 percent of the total number of NA deputies.

Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony, Hue thanked the NA for electing him as Chairman of the NA and pledged absolute loyalty to the Fatherland, the people and the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, according to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

New NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue presents flowers as a token of thanks to his predecessor, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. Photo: VOV

He also committed to doing his utmost to fulfil the tasks assigned by the Party, State and people.

As the Chairman of the National Assembly, I promise to try my best, together with the NA Standing Committee, NA agencies, NA Standing Committee agencies, and NA deputies, to inherit and promote the good tradition and great achievements of the NA in the past tenures, continue reforming methods, enhance the quality and efficiency of the NA’s operations for the supreme target of serving the nation’s interests and for the people’s happiness,” Hue stressed.

As the Chairman of the NEC, Hue pledged that he will work with the council’s members to seriously perform the council’s functions, missions and power as stipulated by law, and successfully organise the elections to elect competent deputies who are able to represent the people’s will, aspirations and right to mastery in the legislative body and the People’s Councils at all levels in the next term.

He also thanked former NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and other predecessors for their important contributions to the legislature’s operation and the enhancement of the Vietnamese NA’s position on the international arena./.

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