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Vietnam learns from France’s legislative experience

Paris, April 22 (VNA) – A delegation from the National Assembly’s Law Committee led by Phan Trung Ly, head of the committee and member of the NA Standing Committee, has paid a working visit to France to learn from the country’s experience law-making and realising its constitution.

During their stay from April 19-22, the delegation met with Pascal Deguilhem, a French parliamentarian and Chairman of the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarian Group, who affirmed that the French Parliament is keen on cooperating with Vietnam.

He said the French Parliament hopes to promote delegation exchanges at all levels with the Vietnamese NA, diversifying parliamentary collaboration as well as affiliation among professional committees of the two parliaments.

On April 20, the delegation had a working session focusing on in-depth professional issues with Bernard Pecheur from the Conseil d’Eat, the supreme administrative court of France that also provides advice to the government on legislation.

On April 21, the delegation met with Jean-Jacques Hyest, member of the Law Committee of the French Parliament’s Senate, who introduced the local process for holding referendums as well as legal frameworks for protest freedoms.

Earlier the same day, the delegation worked with the Justice Ministry on the law of accessing administrative documents.

According to Ly, the working sessions provided useful information on relevant issues for Vietnamese legislators, helping them prepare for the drafting of related laws.

At the meetings, both sides expressed their delight at the growing partnership between the two parliaments, pledging to work harder together to further the relations as part of efforts to consolidate the strategic partnership between Vietnam and France.

On April 22, the delegation left France to start another working visit in Belgium.