Chairwoman of the National Assembly visits Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics
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On February 24, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics was honoured to receive the Chairwoman of the National Assembly and Politburo member Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. On her official visit to the Academy, she discussed the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam adopted in 2013 and the construction of  rule of law socialist state in Vietnam with officials and lecturers of the Academy.

This was the first time the National Assembly Chairworman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan had participated in a seminar as the speaker at the Academy. She was one of the first southern students to study the bachelor program in political theory in 1992 at the Academy.

                      National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the Academy

At the meeting, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan addressed three main contents: (i) An overview of the 2013 Constitution; (ii) Contents on the building of socialist law-based state in Vietnam in the 2013 Constitution; (iii) Basic directions on the continuity of the construction of rule of law socialist state. She emphasized that, “This is an important topic in the national comprehensive renovation process, especially in the context of the 12th National Party Congress. As stated in the congress, Vietnam would continue building socialist law-based state, enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency in the state management and development orientations; creating a favourable environment for creativity, democracy promotion, and the protection of human rights and citizens’ rights.”

Talking about the building of rule of law socialist state in Vietnam, Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said that the 2013 Constitution had institutionalized the view of the Communist Party of Vietnam on the construction of the rule of law state. The rule of law socialist state of Vietnam has general features of a law-based state as a value of the humankind; and particular values of the country as well. The building of rule of law state was officially addressed and directed for deployment in the second half of 1991 by the Communist Party of Vietnam as the ruling political party. The matter had been thoroughly grasped in the Party congresses and Party Central Committee plenums. Specially, the Platform for National Construction in the Transitional Period to Socialism (supplemented and developed in 2011) pointed out that building a rule of law socialist state of the people, by the people, and for the people was one of eight basic directions to transform Vietnam into a modern and industrialized country with socialist orientation. The construction of a rule of law socialist state was a historical and objective inevitability.

The 2013 Constitution on the building of rule of law socialist state in Vietnam has the following fundamental principles: (i) Demonstrating consistently universal values of law-based state with the principle that all the state power belong to the people; (ii) Affirming that Vietnam’s rule of law socialist  state recognizes, respects, protects, and ensures human rights and citizens’ rights; (iii) Affirming the supremacy of the Constitution; the State is organized and operated under the Constitution and the law; (iv) The power of the state is governed by the following principles: the state power is united with mutual assignment, coordination, and control of state agencies in implementing the legislative, executive and judicial power and in compliance with the principle of democratic centralism; (v) Re-affirming that Vietnam’s rule of law socialist state is ruled by the Communist Party of Vietnam.

The National Assembly Chairwoman said that basic directions to continue building rule of law socialist state of the people, by the people, and for the people consist of three contents: (i) Strengthening socialist democracy; (ii) Researching the innovation of the organization and operation of the state apparatus; (iii) Building up and improving the legal system. Performing its functions and duties, the National Assembly will continue amending, modifying, finalizing, and promulgating new laws to improve the socialist oriented market economy; attaching special importance to the improvement of the law on environment to meet urgent requirements for responding to climate change and environmental protection; attaching special importance to the improvement of laws on culture, education and training, science and technology, social security, and national security and defense.

In order to improve the quality of teaching, the National Assembly Chairwoman suggested that in the coming time, the Academy would send its lecturers to attend the National Assembly sessions, especially discussions on social and economic issues so that they could add practical knowledge into their teaching contents.

Speaking at the meeting on behalf of all the officials and cadres,  Academy President Nguyen Xuan Thang expressed his sincere gratitude to National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan for her time with lecturers and researchers of the Academy. He also affirmed that the Academy would strive to achieve new successes and accomplish assigned tasks to be worthy of the trust of the Party, the State, and the people.

                                             A view of the meeting

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Translator: Lan Dung/ Proofreader: Vu Thanh Van

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