At the meeting, Mr. Vo Trong Viet, Member of the NA Standing Committee, Chairman of the National Defense and Security Committee presented a report explaining amendments to the draft law amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit, and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam.
One of the issues that had attracted most concern from NA deputies was the validity of visa regulated in Clause 2, Clause 7, and Clause 18 (Point b) of Article 1 in the current law. The bill with amendments to Clause 2 of Article 2 has provision regulating cases in which visa holders can apply for a change in the visa status.
The bill was approved with 404 for votes out of the 446 participating NA deputies (accounting for 83.64%), 26 against votes (5.38%) and 16 abstention votes (3.31%).
* On the same day, the NA also voted for the amendments and supplements to Article 3 of the Law on Management and Use of Weapons, Explosives and Combat Gear with 88.41% of the participating NA deputies in favor. The Law will come into effect on January 10 next year.