According to the NA Office, the committee is scheduled to scrutinise some debatable issues of the draft law amending and supplementing some articles of the Law on Public Investment, and the draft revision of the Law on Tax Management. These drafts had been discussed previously at the parliament’s sixth session in late 2018. The NA Standing Committee will listen to the Government’s report on the outcomes of the collection of public opinions on the draft revised Law on Education. They will also look into issues related to the Vietnam National University-Hanoi project in the city’s Hoa Lac area.
Chairwoman Ngan expressed her impression with Cambodia’s preparations for the event as well as the country’s warm welcome given to the participants, showing her belief that the APPF-27 would be successful. She said she believes that, under the reign of King Norodom Sihamoni and the leadership of the Senate, the National Assembly and the Royal Government, Cambodia will continue maintaining its growth and stability during the nation-building process and enjoy a higher role and position on the regional and global arenas. Ngan congratulated Cambodia on successfully organising the 40th anniversary of the victory over the Pol Pot genocidal regime (January 7, 1979). Prime Minister Hun Sen said he is happy to meet Chairwoman Ngan again after his official visit to Vietnam in late 2018. He asserted that Cambodia’s current development owes to the support and assistance from Vietnam. He said the two countries need to intensify cooperation to further their traditional friendship. He informed his guest that he will chair the debut of the Asian Cultural Council to which he is the founding president.
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan meets with President of the Cambodian Senate Samdech Say Chhum (Photo: VNA) Siem Reap (VNA) – Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with President of the Cambodian Senate Samdech Say Chhum in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on January 15 on the sidelines of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-27). The Vietnamese top legislator appreciated Cambodia’s preparation for the APPF-27, and expressed her joy at the strong growth of Cambodia. She highlighted activities held by Vietnam in early January to mark the 40th anniversary of Vietnam’s victory in the southwest border defence war and the joint victory of Vietnam and Cambodia over the genocidal Pol Pot regime. Cambodia also organized various events and a grand ceremony to mark the victory over the genocidal Pol Pot regime. The anniversary offered an occasion for the two countries to spread the truth about a period of history in which the two nations fought side by side, thus making the people, especially the young generation, realise their responsibility for preserving this valuable treasure for later generations, NA Chairwoman Ngan said. She thanked the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the Cambodian Senate for sending a high-level delegation led by Senate Vice President Tep Ngorn to Vietnam to attend the ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of Vietnam’s victory in the southwest border defence war and the joint victory of Vietnam and Cambodia over the genocidal Pol Pot regime. The delegation’s presence… [Read full story]
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) and Tep Ngorn, Standing Member of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Central Committee, Senate Vice President, in Hanoi on January 4. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan received Tep Ngorn, Standing Member of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Central Committee, Senate Vice President, in Hanoi on January 4. Tep Ngorn, heading a high-ranking Cambodian delegation, is visiting Vietnam to attend a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the victory of the southwest border defence war and the joint victory of Vietnam and Cambodia over the Pol Pot genocidal regime (January 7). At the reception, the top legislator lauded the participation of the delegation at the ceremony, which was held earlier the same day. She noted the participation carries Cambodians’ sentiment of closeness, friendship and solidarity with Vietnamese people, particularly volunteer soldiers and experts who once carried out international missions in the country during the years of difficulties and sacrifices. Ngan said following the success of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s official visit to Vietnam, the current visit by the high-ranking delegation further consolidates and enhances the neighbourliness, as well as comprehensive and long-standing cooperation between the two countries and their law-making bodies. The NA leader stressed Vietnam is always attentive and supportive to, and happy at the significant socio-economic achievements by the Cambodian Government and people. She said she believed that under the leadership of the Senate, parliament, and Royal Government with the CPP at its core,… [Read full story]
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the meeting (Source: VNA) Seoul (VNA) – The Party and State of Vietnam highly appreciate the activities of people friendship organisations as well as intellectuals of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) in contributing to the promotion of people-to-people exchange and friendship between the two nations, said National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. The Vietnamese top legislator made the statement during a meeting with those who have made contributions to the Vietnam-RoK friendship on December 6 in Seoul as part of her ongoing official visit to the country. Jointly held by the RoK-Vietnam Friendship Association and the Korea-Asia Friendship Foundation (KAFF), the event saw the participation of representatives from RoK enterprises, non-governmental organisations in cooperation with Vietnam, experts, scholars, and lawyers. Addressing the event, President of the RoK-Vietnam Friendship Association Choi Young-joo said that as a people friendship organisation, the association has contributed to the development of bilateral relations over the last 20 years, especially implementing programmes to support Vietnamese people living and working in the RoK. The association is also working to enhance technical and economic cooperation, culture, and people-to-people exchange between the two nations, he said. President of KAFF Choi Jae-seong highlighted the fruitful development of bilateral ties, saying that Vietnam is an important partner to his country. After the free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the RoK took effect from December 2015, two-way trade increased rapidly. After three years of implementing the FTA, Vietnam is… [Read full story]