Full-time MPs meet to prepare for next NA meeting

VIETNAM, March 29 – Full-time MPs gather to prepare for the next NA meeting


The first meeting of full-time deputies of the National Assembly opens on Monday. The two-day event will see discussions on four bills that are expected to be on the next NA agenda in May. — Photo VNA/VNS

HÀ NỘI — Full-time deputies of the National Assembly (NA) met on Monday to discuss draft amendments and supplements to four laws that are scheduled for the third meeting of the 15th AN scheduled to take place in May.

The four laws under discussion are the Intellectual Property Law, the Emulation and Praise Law (amended), the Film Law (amended) and the Insurance Business Law (amended).

This is the first meeting of full-time NA deputies of the 15th NA. Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng attended the meeting.

Chairing the meeting, NNA President Vương Đình Huệ said that the construction and completion of development institutions, especially the institution of socialist-oriented market economy, is very important.

The work was one of three strategic breakthroughs for the rapid and sustainable development of the country. Institutional improvement received special attention during the 11th Party Congress. It has been identified as one of the main priorities of the 13th National Congress during the 2021-2025 term and the 10-year national socio-economic development for the period 2021-2030.

At the first meeting of the 15th AN, Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng gave guidelines for the activities of the AN, on which he asked the AN to continue to strengthen its role and position in the creation of a legal framework for the country’s activities, serving the tasks of socio-economic development, ensuring national defense, security and foreign affairs, Huệ said.

“Following the instructions of the Party leader, from the beginning of the term, the NA Party Committee issued an action plan to implement the resolution of the 13th National Party Congress, and the Standing Committee of the National Assembly promulgated Plan No. 81 to Implement Politburo Conclusion No. 19-KL/TW on the Direction of the Legislative Program of the 15th National Assembly. This identifies 137 legislative tasks with eight major orientation groups and 70 specific orientations to improve Việt Nam’s legal framework, mobilize, manage and effectively use the country’s resources to meet the demand for national development,” Huệ said. .

On Monday morning, full-time MPs discussed proposed amendments and additions to the Intellectual Property Law.

AN President Huệ said improving institutions on intellectual property rights should help promote creativity and innovation, ensuring transparency and reliability.

Under the proposed project, intellectual property rights are protected and enforced. The intellectual property created by the Vietnamese must be properly protected and exploited. Việt Nam encourages the commercialization and transfer of intellectual property rights, which has been agreed by the Politburo and the Central Committee of the party.

Although the law is amended and supplemented, there are more than 100 articles of the rental law proposed for amendments and four other relevant laws are expected to change.

“The enactment of the law will make an important contribution to promoting innovation and creativity, improving the productivity, quality and efficiency of the economy in the context of the 4th industrial revolution. . In addition, it will ensure consistency, uniformity, feasibility and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of state management of intellectual property, help promote economic and social development and international integration,” Huệ said. .

Regarding the draft Emulation and Commendation Law (amended), Huệ suggested that the discussions focus on contents such as the criteria for awarding or posthumously awarding the Glorious Medal of Voluntary Youth, the criteria and the jurisdiction to propose/consider the awarding of emulation titles and recommendation forms and penalties for violations related to emulation and praise.

For the Cinema Bill (Amended), areas of concern include those relating to film development, the film industry; the provision of film production services to foreign organizations and individuals, film production using the state budget, film distribution in cyberspace and the film development support fund.

Meanwhile, for the Insurance Business (Amendment) Bill, respondents were invited to give their views on issues such as the structure and enforcement principles of the law, regulations on types of insurance, forms of operation of insurance businesses, reinsurance businesses, insurance agents and insurance brokers.

Regulations on the proposed national anthem

Under the amended Intellectual Property Bill, organizations and individuals exercising intellectual property rights shall not prevent or hinder the dissemination and use of the national flag, national emblem and national anthem .

NA Legal Committee Chairman Hoàng Thanh Tùng said that in Report No. 87, the government proposed stricter regulations to allow the exploitation, use and dissemination of the national flag, national emblem and national anthem in social life, especially in cyberspace. This decision was aimed at ensuring the legality, preserving the solemnity and dignity of the national flag, the national emblem and the national anthem, while meeting the common needs of the people, international integration and practical needs.

Tung said the committee agreed that it was necessary to complete this provision.

MP Lê Minh Nam, from the Finance and Budget Standing Committee, said that currently Việt Nam only has regulations on dealing with violations relating to the national flag, national emblem, national anthem, but no regulations specific on the use of the national flag, emblem and anthem under the Intellectual Property Law, even if they “constitute a special object, the symbol of the country, stipulated in the Constitution”. “

Nam said that according to international practice, some countries have their own regulations on the national flag, national emblem and national anthem, including copyright.

“As the national anthem was cut off during a game of the Vietnamese football team, not only the people’s access to the national anthem but also the nation’s honor was affected,” he said. declared Nam.

Previously, on December 6, 2021, a YouTube channel that aired the football match between Việt Nam and Laos muted the Vietnamese flag salute ceremony for fear of possible related copyright infringement. to the recorded version of the Vietnamese national anthem.

During the silence, an explanatory message in Vietnamese was broadcast on the screen of the channel – Channel Next Sports: “For musical copyright reasons, we are obliged to mute the sound during the flag salute ceremony. . At the end of the ritual, the sound will resume. Your understanding is appreciated.”

After the game, people expressed surprise and shock due to the silent performance, calling for stricter regulations on the issue. —VNS

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