NNational Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (front, centre) leads the Vietnamese delegation to the meeting of the AIPA-37 executive committee (Photo: VNA)
Nay Pyi Taw (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan joined other ASEAN parliamentarians at the executive committee meeting of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in Nay Pyi Taw on September 30.
The meeting, the first among activities of the 37th AIPA General Assembly (AIPA-37) hosted by Myanmar, drew parliamentary delegates from the 10 AIPA member countries.
Opening the event, Speaker of Malaysia’s lower house Pandikar Amin Bin Haji Mulia, who held the AIPA-36 Presidency, handed over this position to Speaker of Myanmar’s Parliament and Upper House Mahn Win Khaing Than.
As the AIPA-37 President, the Myanmar speaker then chaired the meeting of the AIPA executive committee.
The event considered the appointment of Raneo E. Abu, Deputy Speaker of the Philippines’ House of Representatives, as Vice President of the AIPA-37 executive committee.
They also approved activities and agenda of AIPA-37, including topics for AIPA committees’ meetings, and looked into the time for organising AIPA-38 and other important issues.-VNA