Vietnam's top legislature relieves cabinet members

2021-04-07 11:35:59 GMT2021-04-07 19:35:59(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

HANOI, April 7 (Xinhua) -- The 14th National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam, the country's top legislature, on Wednesday relieved 13 cabinet members from their posts.

A resolution was adopted by the top legislature with an approval rate of 94.58 percent to relieve Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and 12 other cabinet members from their posts at the ongoing 11th session of the 14th NA, Vietnam News Agency reported.

The Minister of National Defense Ngo Xuan Lich, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh, and the Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung, who was appointed secretary of the Hanoi Municipal Communist Party of Vietnam Committee on April 3, were also among the relieved.

Following the adoption of the resolution which came into force immediately, Vietnamese legislators listened to and debated on a nomination list to the posts proposed by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. The deputies will vote on new cabinet members on Thursday morning.

On Wednesday morning, the lawmakers also cast secret ballots to elect a few other senior officials, including chairpersons of the NA's committees, the secretary general of the NA and the state auditor general.

On Monday, the NA elected Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the new Vietnamese president and Pham Minh Chinh as the new prime minister. Enditem