National Assembly delegation to visit the United States and Canada

Jul 27, 2006

HA NOI - A group of key Vietnamese policy makers and politicians will travel to the United States and Canada next week to learn from the experiences of the two developed countries on issues like budget oversight and the management of taxes.

The 10-day visit aims to to prepare members of the National Assembly’s Committee for Economic and Budgetary Affairs (CEBA) for review and approval of concerned policies to be made in the future by the National Assembly, including the upcoming session of 2006. In the process of its meetings and exchanges, the delegation will court the support of U.S. and Canadian political circles for Viet Nam’s WTO accession.

The CEBA delegation is headed by Mr. Nguyễn Đức Kiên, a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Viet Nam, the Standing Committee of the National Assembly and Chairman of CEBA. Joining him on the working visit are some MPs who are members of CEBA and also sector and local government leaders.

In the U.S. and Canada, the delegation will meet and work with Senators, Representatives, Congressional and Federal Parliamentary Committees,  the Department of Commerce and the Department of Treasury (in the U.S.), Department of Finance (in Canada), and a state legislature in each of the two countries.

This trip is one component of a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project to strengthen the capacity of the National Assembly and People’s Councils on issues related to the management of the state budget. It is sponsored by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Development Cooperation Ireland and the European Union (EU).

Contact informationThe project at: Tel: 080 48669; Email:

Mr. Nguyễn Hữu Đức, Department of Economic and Budgetary Affairs,
Office of the National Assembly – member of the delegation
Tel: 080 46506; Email: