Vietnam's top legislature opens 10th session

October 21, 2020

The 10th session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam, the country's top legislature, opened here on Tuesday via video link, Vietnam News Agency reported.

Speaking at the opening session, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan noted that 2020 is a significant year for the implementation of the five-year socio-economic development plan for the 2016-2020 period. However, due to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic, global economic recession and natural disasters, some socio-economic targets have not been achieved, she said.

Reporting on the implementation of the socio-economic development plan, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the country's yearly gross domestic product (GDP) growth is expected at 2 to 3 percent, with the average GDP per capita at 2,750 U.S. dollars in 2020.

During the session, the NA will discuss and adopt seven laws and three resolutions, and review four draft laws, Ngan said.

The top legislature will also review and decide other matters related to socio-economic development and the state budget, according to the report.

Besides, the NA will discuss and give feedback on the draft documents to be submitted to the 13th national congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam slated for early 2021, as well as review and approve some personnel decisions, the news agency reported.

The session is divided into two stages, as delegates would convene via video link from Oct. 20 to 27, before gathering in person in capital Hanoi from Nov. 2 to 17. The closing session is scheduled on Nov. 17.