Operational regulations of National ASEAN 2020 Committee issued

Saturday, 2019-03-09 12:30:12
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Chairman of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee, Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.
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NDO – The National ASEAN 2020 Committee (hereinafter referred to as the National Committee) is an inter-sectorial coordination organisation that performs functions and tasks under the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1743/QD-TTg dated December 14, 2018.

Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Chairman of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee, has recently signed a decision promulgating the operational regulations of the organisation.

Accordingly, the National Committee operates in the principle of democratic centralism, with its members discussing and contributing ideas, while the chairman makes conclusions. All the members of the National Committee, its Sub-committees and National ASEAN 2020 Secretariat work on a part-time basis.

The Chairman of the National Committee is accountable to the PM for the implementation of the body’s assigned tasks. He has been assigned with the tasks and jurisdiction of directing and deciding on the policies related to the preparatory work, the content and the organisation of relevant conferences and activities during the period of Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2020, in addition to supplementing and adjusting the members of the National Committee on the basis of the requirements of reality and nature of the work.

He is also responsible for approving programmes and master plans on the preparation and organisation of activities in the year of Vietnam as ASEAN 2020 Chair, approving estimates and the settlement of funding for the organisation of activities in the year of Vietnam’s ASEAN 2020 Chairmanship, summoning and presiding over the meetings of the National Committee and directly instructing the issues related to the political-security pillar of ASEAN.

The General Secretary of the National Committee is tasked with assisting the Chairman in coordinating the preparation and organisation work in service of Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2020 tenure, and in administering and handling the regular affairs of the National Committee. He also takes charge of preparing the National Committee’s periodic reports to submit to the PM, directly directing the operations of the National ASEAN 2020 Secretariat, urging the Sub-Committees to fully implement the plans according to the roadmap and coordinating activities between the Sub-committees and the National ASEAN 2020 Secretariat.

Members of the National Committee represent their agencies to participate in the activities of the National Committee, perform the duties of the National Committee related to the areas of their agencies and the tasks assigned by the Chairman of the National Committee and take responsibility before the Chairman of the National Committee and the heads of their agencies for the implementation of the assigned tasks.

The National ASEAN 2020 Committee includes five Sub-Committees (in charge of the contents, protocol issues, communications & culture, materials & logistics, and security & healthcare), and the National ASEAN 2020 Secretariat. The agencies assigned to take charge of the Sub-committees and the Secretariat use their apparatus to organise the implementation of the tasks of the Sub-committees and the Secretariat. The heads of the Sub-committees and the Secretariat will decide on their members and operational regulations based on specific tasks.