President delivers report for CPTPP ratification during NA sitting
Updated : Saturday, November 03, 2018 9:21 AM (GMT+0700)

GeneralSecretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and PresidentNguyen Phu Trong presented a report asking for ratification of theComprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)during a sitting of the legislature in Hanoi on November 2.

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President
Nguyen Phu Trong at the session - Source: VNA

The report said the earlyentry and ratification of the CPTPP reflects Vietnam’s strong commitment toreform and widespread global integration, affirming Vietnam’s important roleand geo-political position in Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific and raising thecountry’s stature in ASEAN, the region and the world. 

Also during the sitting,Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh delivered a reportexplaining in details the CPTPP and relevant documents, saying that CPTPPmember countries affirm respect to political regime, national security,independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-intervention ininternal affairs of each other. 

It also pointed out challengesin terms of legal framework, mechanisms, State budget collection, labour,information safety and security when joining the deal. 

Chairman of the NA Committeefor External Affairs Nguyen Van Giau delivered a report examining theratification of the CPTPP and relevant documents. 

Discussing in groups about theadoption of the CPTPP and related documents, almost lawmakers shared a viewthat it is a high-quality new-generation free trade agreement with the highestcommitments so far. 

They suggested that thegovernment should take comprehensive measures to tap Vietnam’s opportunitiesand advantages and promptly cope with negative impacts when the deal takeseffect. 

In the afternoon, under thechair of NA Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien, the lawmaking body discussed a draftlaw on amendments and supplements of several articles of the laws regardingplanning. 

Several legislators offeredfeedback on land use plan in provincial-level master plans. 

Later, Minister of Planningand Investment Nguyen Chi Dung made clear several issues raised by deputies. 

Concluding the session, Hienasked the government to acquire lawmakers’ opinions about the amendments andsupplements to several articles of the Law on Construction and Land Law. 

On November 3, the NA agencieswill work on their own agenda. 

On November 5 morning, thelegislature will hear a report reviewing the pilot issuance of e-visas forforeigners entering Vietnam.

It will later discuss theratification of the CPTPP and related documents, the extension of theimplementation of the Resolution No.30/2016/QH14 on pilot issuance of e-visasfor foreigners entering Vietnam.

In the afternoon, the NA willdiscuss the draft Vietnam Coast Guard Law.


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