President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his delegation on December 21 departed Hanoi for a state visit to Indonesia from December 21 to December 23 at the invitation of Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

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The Vietnamese State leader is being accompanied on the trip by Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, Le Khanh Hai, chairman of the Presidential Office, Deputy Minister of National Defence Vo Minh Luong, and Deputy Minister of Public Security Le Quoc Hung. Others on the trip include Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Quoc Khanh, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Duy Dong, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Quoc Tri, and Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Ta Van Thong.

This marks the first visit of a key Vietnamese leader to Indonesia since the 13th National Party Congress, as well as the first trip made since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Furthermore, it is also the first state visit made by a Vietnamese President to Indonesia in nine years, amid the two countries gearing up for the 10th anniversary of their strategic partnership.

The visit is taking place at a time when co-operation between the two countries is recording plenty of positive developments.

It is expected to contribute to consolidating political trust, deepening multifaceted co-operation, and making bilateral relations more practical and effective.

Vietnam-Cuba Inter-Governmental Committee convenes 40th meeting

The 40th meeting of the Vietnam-Cuba Inter-Governmental Committee was held via teleconference on December 20.

Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz, who is also Co-Chair of the committee, said despite the difficulties caused by the embargo and COVID-19, Cuba and Vietnam have facilitated cooperation in healthcare, agriculture, trade, investment, construction, information-communications, education-training, science and technology.

Next year, Cuba has set targets of stabilising the macro-economy, restoring power generation capacity, promoting the exploitation of renewable energy and food production, reviving tourism, and increasing the supply of public goods and services, he said.

Vietnamese Minister of Construction and co-chair of the committee Nguyen Thanh Nghi said ties between the two countries have been sustained via increasing political dialogues and high-level meetings.

The two sides agreed on the positive outcomes in implementing commitments made at the 39th session. Specifically, two-way trade in the 11 months of this year reached 136.4 million USD. A number of conferences and seminars were held both online and in-person to discuss contents of the Vietnam-Cuba Trade Agreement.

Vietnam has maintained stable rice export to Cuba, helping Cuba ensure food security and social stability. Vietnamese companies have run effective investment projects in Cuba, including the ViMariel industrial park, a joint venture making tile and sanitary wares, among others. The bilateral project in rice farming for 2019-2023 is going as schedule. 

Minister Nghi took the occasion to ask the Cuban Government to tackle obstacles in joint projects to bring practical benefits to both sides.

On the occasion of the 40th meeting of the Vietnam-Cuba Inter-Governmental Committee, Vietnamese companies investing in Cuba presented 500 tonnes of rice to the Cuban people. The rice is scheduled to be delivered in January 2023.

Next year, the two sides will step up cooperation in priority areas of trade, investment, agriculture, fisheries, health, construction, information-communications and other fields such as finance, customs, banking, education and training, culture, sports, tourism, labour-invalids and social affairs, broadcasting, justice, archives, science and technology.

The Vietnamese side expressed its readiness to share its experience with Cuba in foreign investment attraction, development of economic and hi-tech parks, construction and financial-monetary management, sci-tech and innovation.

Vietnam, RoK celebrate 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties

The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) held a ceremony in Hanoi on December 20 celebrating the 30th anniversary of Vietnam-Republic of Korea (RoK) diplomatic ties.

In her speech, Vietnamese Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan said the friendly ties between Vietnam and the RoK date back to many centuries ago. Through ups and downs in history, Vietnam and the RoK officially established their diplomatic ties on December 22, 1992, opening up a new chapter in their relationship.

She hailed the RoK as the biggest foreign investor in Vietnam, the second biggest partner in terms of official development assistance, labour and tourism and the third biggest in trade. In return, Vietnam is the biggest economic partner of the RoK in ASEAN, accounting for 30% of the total investment and 50% of the total trade between the RoK and ASEAN.

At present, there are about 200,000 expatriates from each country living, studying and working in the other country, including about 80,000 Vietnamese-Korean multicultural families. About 70 pairs of localities have established cooperative ties while nearly 2,000 flights per month connect the two countries’ localities. Korean cultural, art, film, food, and fashion programmes are very popular in Vietnam. The Vietnamese cuisine and culture are also becoming wider known in the RoK, she said.

The Vice President recalled that the RoK was one of the first countries to provide vaccines and medical equipment for Vietnam in the fight against COVID-19. Vietnam also creates favourable conditions for Korean firms to expand operations in the country, ensuring the stability of supply chains amid the global economic downturn.

VUFO President Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga pledged that VUFO and the Vietnam-RoK Friendship Association, as the core of people-to-people exchange between the two countries, will strive to perform their bridging role and work closely with Korean partners and mass organisations to effectively carry out agreements reached by leaders, step up people-to-people and cultural-art-sport exchanges, facilitate economic-trade and tourism activities, and help with humanitarian and charity projects in support of Vietnam-RoK multicultural families, Vietnamese and Korean communities in each nation.

The RoK Ambassador to Vietnam, Oh Young-ju, said bilateral ties have reached an unprecedented level during just 30 years. He expressed his firm belief that the event affords both sides a chance to reaffirm their deep friendship and celebrate the bright future they will step toward.

HCM City launches action programme for children

The Ho Chi Minh City Children Committee and the Save the Children organisation on December 20 launched an action programme for children in the city until 2030.

The programme aims to ensure that children have a safe, friendly and healthy living environment for their comprehensive development, while effectively preventing violence against and abuse of children; preventing and reducing child labour, accidents and injuries; timely detecting and intervening in cases of violations of children's rights; and protecting confidential information on the private life and personal secrets of children.

It also targets the improvement of awareness and capacity of authorised agencies, relevant organisations and individuals on promoting children's engagement in the building of programmes and projects in economic, cultural and social development to ensure that they meet the needs of all children and the international integration trend.

It will focus on four major issues of comprehensive development of children, child protection, education, cultural and entertainment services for children, and children's involvement in issues related to them.

Dang Hoa Nam, head of the Department of Child Affairs under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs said ensuring the comprehensive growth of children is a way to prepare high quality human resources for socio-economic development and international integration in the future.

He said that the city should maintain and promote activities to support children with stronger engagement of State management agencies.

Besides, the city should make forecast on situation of migrant children, while taking actions to prevent accidents and injuries among children, and supporting them and protect them in the cyber environment. He advised the city to give suitable budget and human resources for child affairs.

Meanwhile, Tran Thi Kim Thanh, head of the Gender Equality Division under the city Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs said that the city has made efforts towards the goal of becoming a safe and friendly place for children.

WWF helps Mekong Delta localities with climate change adaptation

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Ca Mau provincial Union of Friendship Organisations on December 20 kick-started a project on improving climate resilience of mangrove and agro-ecosystems and communities in the coastal areas of the Mekong Delta.

CEO of WWF in Vietnam Van Ngoc Thinh said the project will enhance the protection and management of mangrove forests and adopt climate change adaptation practices in agriculture and aquaculture.

In the next three years, it targets planting new and adopting guidelines for the sustainable management of mangroves in combination with livelihoods for shrimp-forest and shrimp-rice models on more than 3,000ha, directly and indirectly benefiting nearly 8,000 farmers and 4,000 children in Bac Lieu’s Hong Dan district and Ca Mau’s Ngoc Hien district.

It will also support the planting of 60ha of new protective forests and increasing people's income by at least 1.2 times through piloting climate change adaptation livelihood models.

In order to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 as stated by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties, the project will help Ca Mau and Bac Lieu with policies related to emission calculation, carbon sequestration capacity from forest plantation and protection forests and sustainable livelihoods, Thinh said.

Vice Chairman of the Ca Mau provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Minh Luan said since 2010, WWF has implemented four climate change adaptation projects in the province with a total aid of over 25 billion VND, including two in 2022.

According to a research project of World Bank, Vietnam is among five countries hardest hit by climate change, particularly rising sea level. If the sea level rises one metre, about 12,300 sq km, or 31% of the Mekong Delta's land area, and 4.8 million people would be affected.

50th anniversary of Paris Peace Accords marked in Hungary

The Vietnamese Embassy and the liaison board of Vietnamese war veterans in Hungary co-organised a ceremony on December 20 to mark 50 years of the signing of the Paris Agreement on ending the war and restoring peace in Vietnam (Paris Peace Accords) (January 27, 1973) and the 78th anniversary of the Vietnam People's Army (VPA) (December 22, 1944).

Among the guests were Hungarian war veterans and officials who once joined the International Commission for Control and Supervision (ICCS), also known as the four-party commission, which was tasked with monitoring the enforcement of the terms of the agreement.

The Paris Agreement was a result of the arduous and longest struggle of the Vietnamese diplomatic sector, with 202 open joint meetings, in four years, eight months and 14 days (from May 13, 1968 to January 27, 1973).

On behalf of the Vietnamese State, Ambassador Nguyen Thi Bich Thao noted that between January 26, 1973, and May 9, 1975, Hungary sent 636 military and civilian personnel, border guards and diplomats to Vietnam for peacekeeping operations, of whom two laid down their lives while on duty in April 1973.

She also highlighted the establishment of the Hungary-Vietnam Friendship Association in 1989 with the participation of war veterans and officials, saying it has worked as a bridge between the two countries.

President of the association Botz Laszlo, who had joined the four-party commission, expressed his admiration for VPA soldiers for their enduring spirit during the struggle for national liberation.

The participants also reviewed the development of the VPA over the past 78 years and its contributions to national construction and defence.

Building of national dossiers for Mo Muong underway

The collection and recording videos of Mo Muong in the northern provinces of Ninh Binh, Son La, Phu Tho and Hoa Binh have been completed, Hoa Binh province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced on December 20.

The studies of Mo Muong cultural heritage in Ninh Binh, Son La, Thanh Hoa, Phu Tho provinces and Hanoi have also been finished, it said.

Implementing the instructions of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, the People’s Committee of Hoa Binh province has worked the authorities of Hanoi, Son La, Phu Tho, Ninh Binh, Da Lak, Thanh Hoa and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to prepare the national dossiers for Mo Muong which will be submitted to UNESCO to be named in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.

Mo Muong is a job and also a performance practiced at funerals, religious festivals, and life cycle rituals by the Muong ethnic minority group. Mo Muong has a long life, spanning centuries, as it has always helped to nurture the characteristics and the souls of the Muong people.

It is the essence of labour, production, cultural behaviour and the philosophy of the Muong people, reflecting their love of life and home villages.

Each Muong community has its own version of Mo, but they are all fairly similar. The existence of various versions of Mo has helped expand the heritage and spiritual life of the Muong people.

Regarding the preliminary results of archaeological excavations of two national relics sites, namely Stone Roof of Vanh village in Yen Phu commune and Xom Trai cave in Lac Son district’s Tan Lap commune, Dr Nguyen Viet, Director of the Centre for Southeast Asian Prehistory Studies, said that the excavations aimed to gather more scientific data to enrich the knowledge of Hoa Binh culture and to supplement to the records of local cultural history. They will also serve the education of traditions to younger generations, contributing to socio-economic development, he said.

The excavation of the Stone Roof of Vanh village revealed a number of vestiges of fire stoves and animal bones that may be related to the prehistoric people's seats for making tools or processing food.

The excavation of Xom Trai cave in Tan Lap commune also delivered similar results, Viet said.

Thue Thien-Hue steps up digital transformation in tourism

The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre on December 20 launched an e-ticket system and virtual tours at the UNESCO-recognised ancient imperial relic site of Hue.

The e-ticket system is intended to offer new experiences to visitors, improve service quality, contribute to raising the efficiency of the centre’s management work, and promote digital transformation in tourism in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, director of the centre Hoang Viet Trung said.

The citadel was home to the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), Vietnam's last royal family.
Thua Thien-Hue won three ASEAN tourism awards in the categories of MICE, green hotel and resorts and sustainable tourism services in 2021 at the ASEAN Tourism Forum in Cambodia.

The province is home to five UNESCO-recognised world cultural heritage elements - the Complex of Hue Monuments, “Nha nhac” (royal court music), the woodblocks of the Nguyen Dynasty, the imperial archives of the Nguyen Dynasty, and the Literature on Hue Royal Architecture.

Relevant forces well coordinate in settling IUU violations

Greater efforts are needed to promptly detect, prevent, handle violations related to illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, especially acts of brokerage to bring Vietnamese fishing vessels to foreign waters for illegal fishing, an official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Directorate of Fisheries (DoF) has said.

Speaking at a conference held by the DoF's Vietnam Fisheries Resources Surveillance Department (VFRS) to review its performance in 2022 and map out plans for implementing tasks in 2023, Nguyen Quang Hung, deputy general director of the DoF and director of the VFRS, asked the agency’s units to continue promoting inspection, examination and control activities; and increase the presence of forces at sea to promptly prevent IUU fishing-related violations.

Units must organise patrols and enhance inspection and supervision over fishing activities right from the first quarter of 2023, and closely coordinate with sub-departments of fishery and relevant forces to launch peak campaigns on fighting IUU fishing and perform joint patrol duties among fishery law enforcement forces to prevent and handle violations, Hung said.

According to Nguyen Phu Quoc, deputy general director of the VFRS, the patrol, control and settlement of IUU fishing violations by fishery resources surveillance forces in 2022 proved effective thanks to the synchronous coordination at all levels.

Units have always maintained regular patrols and presence in key fishing grounds, bordering and overlapping waters between Vietnam and other countries in order to promptly prevent Vietnamese fishing ships from illegally exploiting seafood in foreign waters, he noted.

The coordination between surveillance units with the Navy, Coast Guard, and Border Guard forces in the work has been also maintained regularly, he added.

Quoc said his agency will review and re-sign the coordination regulations with the Border Guard, Coast Guard, Navy, and Public Security forces to strengthen patrol, inspection and control of fishing activities at sea, towards stopping Vietnamese fishing vessels from illegally fishing in foreign waters.

Front leader sends letter of greetings to Christians

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Do Van Chien has sent a letter of congratulations to Catholic and Protestant dignitaries, priests and followers nationwide, wishing them a warm and merry Christmas.

In the letter, Chien said this year, the Christmas comes in the new normal, despite the COVID-19 pandemic has still been witnessing complicated developments but it has been basically controlled.

The Bishops' Conference of Vietnam and many Protestant organisations  have successfully organised their own congresses and elected new leadership this year, he wrote.

Catholic and Protestant dignitaries, priests and followers have continued standing side by side with the Party, State and VFF in patriotic emulation movements, new-style rural area building, humanitarian and social welfare activities, environmental protection and the fight against COVID-19, contributing to the country’s common achievements in socio-economic recovery and development, he wrote, adding that he highly appreciated their positive contributions to the country.

The Front leader expressed his firm belief that Catholic and Protestant dignitaries, priests and followers will continue building on the tradition of patriotism and stay united together with the people nationwide in socio-economic development, thus improving the material and spiritual lives and building a country of prosperity and well-being.

In conclusion, Chien wished Catholic and Protestant dignitaries, priests and followers a New Year of happiness, good health and success.

The same day, head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission of Mass Mobilisation Bui Thi Minh Hoai visited and extended Christmas greetings to the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North) and the church head, Pastor Bui Van San.

On behalf of leaders of the Party, State, and the VFF, Hoai wished the church and over 30,000 followers a merry Christmas and good health.  

She expressed her joy at the development of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North) and praised the church for its active participation in charity activities to help those in disadvantaged circumstances.

The Party official emphasized that the country’s socio-economic achievements over the past year are attributable to the strong leadership of the Party, Government and National Assembly, and the consensus of the entire nation, including Protestant dignitaries and followers.

Pastor San thanked the care of the Government and Hanoi authorities, which he said have always created favourable conditions for the church to operate stable and further develop.

He pledged to continue encouraging Protestants to follow the motto of “Serving God, the Fatherland and People', and actively respond to patriotic movements, contributing more to the cause of national construction and defence.

HCM City, RoK’s Busan city look forward to stronger ties

Ho Chi Minh City is ready to work with the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Busan city to hold cultural, art and sport exchanges, contributing to raising mutual understanding and cooperation between people from the two cities, said Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council Nguyen Van Dung.

During a reception on December 20 for Chairman of Busan Metropolitan Council Ahn Sung-min, Dung hailed the RoK as the fourth largest investor in HCM City with 2,000 projects worth nearly 5.4 billion USD. Around 2,000 Korean firms are doing business and around 80,000 Koreans are living and working in the city, building an important bridge between the two nations.

Dung said the exchange of delegations led by the two cities’ leaders has contributed to propelling cooperation between the localities, especially in fields of their strength and interest.

Ahn, for his part, said his visit aims to further intensify friendly cooperation between the two cities. He said Ho Chi Minh City would contribute to Busan’s development and both sides' efforts to become influential cities in the region.

Expressing his impression on Ho Chi Minh City’s vibrant development, Ahn said Busan always welcomes cooperation from foreign partners and stays ready to share its strengths with the city.

He hoped the two cities will work closely together based on their own strengths to bring practical benefits, firstly in cultural and art and people-to-people exchanges.

Ho Chi Minh City has established friendly and cooperative ties with seven RoK localities, with Busan being the first in 1995.

In 2018, the municipal People’s Council and Busan Metropolitan Council signed a memorandum of understanding on establishing friendly and cooperative ties.

The two cities have been carrying out cooperation in trade, investment, education, cultural and art exchanges.

Vietnam ready for AFF Cup 2022: Coach Park

Head coach Park Hang-seo and his players are ready for the AFF Cup 2022, despite the fact that this will be his last tournament as head coach of Vietnam, Park said at a press conference on December 20 before the game against Laos.

Commenting on the Lao team, Park said that he watched their two friendlies in December under the leadership of a new German head coach.

The team has only three players over 23 years old, while the rest of the squad are preparing for next year's SEA Games, he noted, adding that he noticed their coach wanted to increase ball control from his players.

Revealing his feelings before saying goodbye to the Vietnamese team, he said that every day for him is like the first day, and he makes the same efforts in both spirit and preparations for every tournament.

Park said that in the last five years, the playing style of the Vietnamese team and the basic lineup of players has been solid.

"This year's AFF Cup is the same as any other. We are all well prepared. I know that all of my players are ready for this tournament and my job is to strengthen their spirits and help them give their best performances. But with any tournament, the first match is very important," he said.

The head coach said that the return of Phan Van Duc will make the team stronger, expressing hope that Bui Tien Dung will recover from COVID-19 and join the team soon.

Meanwhile, midfielder Do Duy Manh said that every player is ready for tournament.

The match with Laos, which will take place at 19:30 on December 21, will be the first for Vietnam at the AFF Cup 2022.

President meets war veterans of Dien Bien Phu in the Air victory

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with a delegation from the liaison board of war veterans from the air defence-missile force and Division 361, in Hanoi on December 20 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of “Hanoi – Dien Bien Phu in the Air” victory.

Founded on May 19, 1965 on the occasion of the 75th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh, Division 361 fought in over 1,800 battles across 20 cities and provinces, shot down 591 aircraft of various kinds, including 35 B52 strategic bombers, and captured multiple American pilots.

During the 12-day campaign in December 1972, the division, with its air defence-missile soldiers as a core force, together with the army and people in the north, smashed the strategic air raid of the US imperialists in Hanoi and shot down 29 aircraft, contributing to the Dien Bien Phu in the Air victory, forcing the US to sign the Paris Agreement ending the war and restoring peace in Vietnam in early 1973, laying the foundation for the complete liberation of the south and reunification of the country.

The division has been awarded the title “Hero of People’s Armed Force” and many other noble distinctions by the Party and State. The division is now guarding the air space over the Hanoi capital, part of the north central region and the entire northwest region. 

The President said that in order to win such a great victory, many compatriots and comrades laid down their lives during 12 fierce days of fighting. The Party, State, army and people will never forget the dedication of veterans, heroes and martyrs who fought for national independence and freedom.

On the occasion, he asked the Defence Ministry, the Air Defence Force, Party committees and local authorities to continue implementing the Party and State’s policies for those who have rendered services to the nation, and provide support for families of soldiers who fought in the campaign, particularly those in disadvantaged circumstances.

The leader wished veterans of the air defence-missile force and Division 361 to continue offering mutual support in daily life and actively join in the building of the local political system, contributing to building a strong country with wealthy people, fairness, democracy and civilization, together with the entire Party, armed forces and people.

Vietnamese, Lao border delegations convene 32nd meeting

The 32nd annual meeting between Vietnamese and Lao border delegations was held in the Lao city of Luang Prabang from December 19-20.

The Vietnamese delegation was led by Standing Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Minh Vu while the Lao delegation was led by Lao Deputy Foreign Minister Phoxay Khaykhamphithoune.

The two sides reviewed the implementation of the 2016 Agreement on Border Management Regulations, the minutes of their 31st meeting and set out future cooperation orientations.

They shared a view that despite uncertain and complicated developments in the region and the world, the two nations have maintained a common borderline of peace and stability, facilitating socio-economic development and ensuring national defence-security.

Over the past year, border agencies of the two countries have worked closely together to conduct nine field surveys to remove difficulties and obstacles for localities and businesses, and step up energy and transport connectivity projects. They advised the two Governments to resume export-import, entry-exit at major and auxiliary border gates, thus facilitating travelling and trade after COVID-19 was basically put under control.

The two sides also successfully held a conference to disseminate border polices and laws for outstanding village chiefs of border areas, contributing to the Vietnam-Laos, Laos-Vietnam Solidarity and Friendship Year 2022.

Officials highlighted a need to continue bilateral cooperation at both local and central level to ensure full and effective implementation of the 2016 Agreement on Border Management Regulations, speed up research and launch of win-win cooperation models, and effectively embark on orientations for Vietnam-Laos border gate development planning for the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050.

They also vowed to continue disseminating border-related laws in various forms for officials, soldiers and residents of the two countries.

Concluding the event, they agreed that the 33rd meeting will be held in the fourth quarter next year in Vietnam.

NA leader asks for prompt implementation of resolution on supervision of legal documents

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue on December 20 chaired a conference on the implementation of a resolution guiding the implementation of supervision over legal normative documents by the NA Council for Ethnic Affairs and NA committees.

According to NA General Secretary and Chairman of the NA Office Bui Van Cuong, along with achievements, the supervision of legal normative documents has seen many shortcomings, resulting in a slow issuance of documents guiding the implementation of laws and ordinances.

He cited the supervision results in 2022 showing that 21% of total necessary guidance documents have yet to be issued or been issued behind schedule, which Cuong said is the consequence of ineffective supervision activities.

NA Chairman Hue underlined the need to popularise the resolution to ensure unity in awareness and actions among all relevant agencies and localities in the work.

He emphasised the important role of supervision agencies in discovering problems and overlapping in the legal system as well as regulations that are no longer suitable to the reality for timely adjustments.

He said that along with regular supervision, it is necessary to organise thematic supervision activities. The subjects for supervision should not be limited to legal documents but expanded to the responsibilities of implementation agencies and the realisation of conclusions and requests in the field.

Along with popularising the resolution, it is necessary to build a plan to implement it and include it into the annual supervision programme, he said.

He also stressed the necessity of coordination among supervision methods and among sectors in building a database shared by relevant agencies

The NA leader expressed hope that the resolution will result in a positive change in the supervision over legal documents, thus contributing to promoting the country's fast and sustainable development and preventing negative phenomena during law implementation.

He requested the NA Council for Ethnic Affairs and NA committees and agencies to design their own supervision plans and programmes and report on their outcomes.

Source: VNA/SGT/VNS/VOV/Dtinews/SGGP/VGP/Hanoitimes